Mexico striker Hirving Lozano has expressed his desire to join Manchester United.
Per The Mirror's Darren Lewis, the Pachuca forward said: "I believe many [leagues] are beautiful, I like the English and the Spanish very much. But let's see how things are and decide. The one I would like most is Manchester [United]. I like this club a lot and it's a very important club."
The 21-year-old has bagged 18 goals and six assists in 27 matches across all competitions this season, and he's made 13 appearances for Mexico's senior side.
Per Rob Dawson of the Manchester Evening News, United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted the club will be looking to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer: "Are we going to buy a striker? Maybe, maybe."
As such, another forward should certainly be on the agenda to ease the team's reliance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Lozano ostensibly plays from the left but has played centrally and on the right during his time with Pachuca, and he regularly wreaks havoc thanks to his pace and impressive technical ability.
Here's a look at some of his highlights this season:
Lozano recently scored twice against FC Dallas to secure Pachuca a place in the final of the CONCACAF Champions League.
ESPN FC's Tom Marshall hailed his efforts:
Meanwhile, ESPN colleague Nayib Moran believes the match will be an important step in the player's development:
Lozano appears to be a promising player, and as such, it seems likely his days in Mexican football are numbered.
However, it will still be something of a gamble to sign a player untested in European football.
Football writer Ross Dunbar believes he might benefit from setting his sights a little lower than a club like United:
Indeed, the pressure and spotlight that comes with a move to Old Trafford can sometimes prove too much, particularly for younger players—Memphis Depay clearly possesses a lot of ability, for example, but he failed to make an impact in Manchester.
If Lozano can replicate his form in England, then he'll likely prove to be a shrewd signing indeed, but United may prefer to pursue a more proven talent.
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