Manchester City Transfer News: Hirving Lozano Unaware of Reported Blues Move

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

Mexico's Hirving Lozano controls the ball during their World Cup 2018 CONCACAF qualifiers football match against Honduras in Mexico City, on June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Pedro Pardo        (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pachuca and Mexico winger Hirving Lozano has revealed he was not aware of links to Manchester City but said he would be happy to sign for the Sky Blues. 

Per ESPN FC's Tom Marshall, reports from Univision had emerged that Lozano, 21, was set to sign for City before being loaned out to PSV Eindhoven for two seasons, but the player himself responded with surprise to the rumours after Mexico's 3-0 win over Honduras on Thursday: "I only just heard about it when they asked me. I've got to take it calmly and speak about it all with the [Pachuca] directors."

He was positive, though, about the prospect of playing for City or PSV, and added: "Of course I would be [happy]. They are great teams and going to one would be very important."

Mexico´s Pachuca Hirving Lozano (L) celebrates the goal of his teammate Franco Jara (out of frame)against Mexico´s Tigres during their CONCACAF Champions League Final match at the Hidalgo stadium in Pachuca, Hidalgo state, Mexico on April 26, 2017. / AFP
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Lozano netted Mexico's second goal in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over Honduras, which solidified El Tri's position at the top of CONCACAF's Hexagonal.

The Mexico City-born winger has been at Pachuca since 2009, when he joined the club's youth outfit, graduating to the senior squad with his Liga MX debut in 2014.

It has long been reported Lozano is attracted by the idea of transferring into European football.

Per Marshall, Pachuca have previously admitted it would be difficult to keep hold of him.

Meanwhile, the Univision report claimed Lozano now has a decision to make between moves to Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad and PSV.

However, given Lozano's own reaction to the latest rumours, his switch to Europe, and specifically City, is seemingly not imminent. 

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