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Report: West Ham could sign Napoli attacker Hirving Lozano, in swap deal

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Report: West Ham could sign Napoli attacker Hirving Lozano, in swap deal

Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport have claimed that West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson is one of four attackers Gennaro Gattuso could bring to Napoli this summer – and the latest report claims Anderson could leave in a swap deal.

Anderson, 26, joined West Ham in the summer of 2018 from Lazio for a club-record fee – and impressed in his first season, scoring nine goals and creating five more. However, this time around, he has netted only once.

Mexico international Lozano, meanwhile, joined Napoli last summer for a club-record £36million (Bleacher Report), after scoring 40 times in 79 games for PSV Eindhoven. However, he has struggled at Napoli, netting three times in 23 games.

 

Italian website CalcioMercato have claimed that both Everton and West Ham want to sign Lozano. Now, CalcioMercato say that a swap between Anderson and Lozano is a possibility, with neither player impressing of late.

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TBR’s view – Lozano in, Anderson out, could be excellent business

Lozano’s stats at PSV were unbelievable, even better than Steven Bergwijn’s efforts before he moved to Tottenham. A difficult campaign in Italy has reduced his stock – but his quality has certainly not gone missing.

Anderson has shown that he can go missing at points this season, and a question of desire has been suggested by supporters. A proposed swap for Lozano and Anderson, then, could turn out to be excellent business – especially with Lozano two years younger than Anderson.

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