Italian outlet Area Napoli have claimed that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has delivered a hands-off warning to Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United over a move for Hirving Lozano.
Lozano, 24, is being linked with a move to one of the three Premier League sides this summer after a difficult first campaign in Serie A with Napoli. Following his £36million (AN) move to Napoli, Lozano has only managed three goals in 23 games.
The report states that Newcastle have joined Everton and West Ham in talks for the player, who is represented by super agent Mino Raiola. His quality is still apparent, though, having netted 40 goals in 79 PSV Eindhoven outings.
Though the report claims all three Premier League sides are in talks over a move for Lozano, De Laurentiis is completely against selling the 39-time Mexico international – after only signing the attacker last summer for a big fee.
TBR’s view – Lozano would be a top, top signing
His fast-paced style of play would suit the Premier League and he would massively improve all three clubs. To score at a ratio of a goal every two games in the Netherlands and in Europe, shows just how good Lozano can be.
What Lozano requires, though, is the confidence that he is starting week-in, week-out. At Napoli, Lozano started only 14 of his 23 matches. If he was to regain his best form, he must be playing 90 minutes and considered one of the best players in a team.
At Newcastle and West Ham, he certainly would be that but at Everton, he is on a similar level to the likes of Richarlison and Bernard. However, a transfer this summer seems very unlikely, given De Laurentiis’ position.