According to multiple media reports, Hirving Lozano may just be the next Mexican boy wonder joining Manchester United. Chucky’s father-in-law has confirmed the rumors that he’ll follow in the footsteps of Javier Hernandez and sign for the English giants.
“Yes. It’s all done,” said Lozano’s father-in-law. “Just missing some details and, after the Olympics, the deal will become official.” Chucky told ESPN Deportes that he wants to become Chicharito’s successor at United.
The Olympic Games will take place August 5th-21st in Rio de Janeiro, with Mexico competing in the Olympic soccer tournament in a group with Fiji, Germany and South Korea.
Lozano has developed well at Pachuca, where he debuted in 2014. In total, he made 91 senior league appearances and scored 21 goals for his club. Pachuca won the Mexican league title (Clausura) in 2016.
Earlier this year, he received his first call up for El Tri in a game with Canada in February. Lozano also played at the Copa América Centenario, including a cameo against Jamaica, providing a good assist for Oribe Peralta.
Pachuca’s director has confirmed talks are ongoing between the two clubs.
Incidentally, Jose Mourinho was officially unveiled as Manchester United’s manager today. He spoke of a hunger to win matches to reinstate United as a big club. United has already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is rumored to have an interest in Paul Pogba as well.