Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ‘checking’ on PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano.
According to The Mirror, Spurs are keeping a close eye on the Mexico international, who is even hotter property after the 2018 World Cup.
The 23-year-old, affectionately known as ‘Chucky’ by fans and teammates, is one of Europe’s most coveted young players.
He has been with PSV since 2017 after joining from Pachuca in his homeland, and has an exciting record of 26 goals in 44 appearances in total for the Dutch side.
He also made 149 appearances for Pachuca, scoring 43 goals.
Lozano is a huge talent and was actually heavily linked with Barcelona immediately post-World Cup.
Tottenham need a convincing performance against the Catalans
If Spurs do indeed want to snap up Lozano, then Wednesday’s crunch match with Barcelona in the Champions League is a good time to make a statement.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team really need to win anyway after losing the opener with Internazionale.
But it won’t do any harm in any pursuit of Lozano, assuming the player is remotely curious about joining the north Londoners.
Spurs toppling the mighty Spaniards in Europe would send a clear message to the player. That they can mix it with the big boys.
A win for Barca might just turn Lozano’s head the other way.
Tottenham must feel they stand a decent chance. They have a notoriously good record of signing from the Dutch Eredivisie.