Mexico are out of the World Cup after suffering elimination against the current favourites Brazil. Now it looks as though some of their better players will be the subject of transfer bids this summer. One such player will likely be Hirving Lozano, who starred for his nation.
One Premier League club who have been linked with the player are Everton. With good reason as well. The club’s new director of football Marcel Brands snapped up the attacker when in the same role at Lozano’s current club PSV Eindhoven.
But has Brands made a mistake in not getting a deal done before the World Cup?
Lozano has been brilliant in Russia. He scored the winning goal against Germany in their opening game and, against Brazil, was Mexico’s biggest threat. Add it to his brilliant campaign with PSV and bigger clubs than Everton are now being linked.
His fee has also rocketed. PSV, according to Eindhoven Dagblad, would want at least €40 million (£35.4 million) to even contemplate selling him.
Of course, Everton fans would love to have Lozano at the club. The tricky winger can score goals, can assist goals and his first touch is absolutely exquisite.
But with some of Europe’s big boys likely to be keen after his impressive performances it has become incredibly unlikely that Everton will be able to convince him to head to Goodison Park, with or without his former director Brands’ presence.