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Everton signing Hirving Lozano this summer would give them Theo Walcott upgrade

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Everton signing Hirving Lozano this summer would give them Theo Walcott upgrade

Everton are being linked with a move to sign Napoli attacker Hirving Lozano.

The Mexico international is increasingly likely to leave the Italian club this summer according to Calciomercato, and the Toffees are a potential destination for the star.

Ancelotti was supposedly a big factor in Napoli signing the 24-year-old from PSV Eindhoven last summer, which perhaps explains why he may be interested.

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A move may be somewhat difficult though given he cost a reported €42 million/£38.5 million (Goal) – surely, the club would be hopeful of getting close to that figure if they were to sell.

Whether Everton would be willing to bid that high is probably unlikely.

Lozano has not had the best start over in Serie A, scoring just twice in 16 appearances.

 

Despite his recent struggles, Lozano remains a real talent and it can be argued that Everton would be able to upgrade on Theo Walcott by landing the North American livewire.

TBR’s view – Lozano in, Walcott out

Theo Walcott continues to struggle to convince the masses at Goodison Park.

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Signed by Sam Allardyce for a reported £20 million in January 2018 (BBC Sport), the 47-cap former England international hasn’t really lived up to his billing.

His ability to produce a moment of magic simply doesn’t come round often enough, meaning he will tend to draw criticism regularly.

The ideal scenario for Everton would be to find a buyer for Walcott, who will turn 31 next month, and bring in Lozano if there was a willingness on their part to take a hit on the player.

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