Tottenham have joined the chase for PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano as Real Madrid turn to Heung-min Son.
According to Calcio Napoli 24, it’s Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli side who are in poll position as it stands, but Spurs are wary that the Spanish giants are keen on the rapid South Korean international.
The report says that Napoli are willing to offer 40 million euros (£35.4 million) for Lozano, but PSV want 50 million (£44.6 million).
Spurs would very likely raise that if Son was tempted away and the article makes it plain that the Mexican international would be wanted as a direct replacement.
Tottenham know how good Lozano is first hand as he netted against them during the sides’ Champions League group stage meeting back in October, as the Dutch side earned a 2-2 draw on their own patch.
He also lit up last summer’s World Cup, as perhaps the player who enhanced his reputation the most. In an era where more is known about players – creating less scope for players to emerge like a bolt from the blue – he managed it with an opening matchday winning goal against then reigning champions Germany.
He is absolutely rapid on the counter attack, just like Son, and has a real eye for goal. He would be an ideal replacement, but Tottenham would be loathe to lose Son, who was as good as any of Mauricio Pochettino’s players last season.