Everton should continue pursuit of Hirving Lozano one year after £42 million links began
One year ago today and Everton were first being linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven’s Mexican star Hirving Lozano.
The report from December 2017 came from Mexican source Super Deportivo. It was suggested Everton wanted to sign Lozano for a fee in the region of £42 million.
Of course, that did not happen. Everton spent their January funds on Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott.
Since then, Lozano has become an even bigger star. A brilliant campaign with PSV was followed by a good showing at the World Cup with Mexico.
His performances in the Champions League this season have helped see him be linked with several other European clubs, including some of the biggest.
Everton, however, should be maintaining that interest. When they were previously linked, it seemed unlikely. Everton were struggling in the Premier League and were going through some turmoil off the pitch.
Now they are settled with their new manager and look more of a threat in the domestic league. Of course, the fact their new sporting director Marcel Brands initially signed Lozano for PSV could also help.
“If Lozano would cost twenty million, I would consider it, at higher rates we are looking at players who have already proven it in the Premier League or in another big league.”
The former PSV supremo has admitted this week, in conversation with Voetbal International, that he would not want to overpay for the player. But Lozano would no doubt still be of interest.
Lozano could play anywhere across the front-line for Everton and would be a sensational coup. A year on, and the club seem even more likely to secure his signature. Hopefully, Everton do join the hunt and Brands can get his man at the price he wants.