Hirving Lozano Comments on Reported Manchester United Interest

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistNovember 9, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Hirving Lozano of PSV Eindhoven during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano has said he welcomes reported transfer interest from Manchester United due to his childhood affection for the club.

The Mexico international has turned heads in the Eredivisie, and Richard Fay of the Manchester Evening News noted that United have scouted him extensively.

Speaking to TalkSport's Universe Premier on Tuesday (h/t Fay), the attacker said he was grateful for the speculation linking him to the Old Trafford giants:

"I liked Manchester United a lot [as a child]. In Spain my favourite team is Barcelona.

"It's nice English papers talk nicely about me. It's special. Personally I say thanks for the nice words. I always try to improve and give something extra. I will keep on improving."

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On Tuesday, the winger said he harbours ambitions to move to England after PSV were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League at Wembley Stadium, per ESPN FC:

"I hope that God, some day, gives me a shot at playing in the Premier League. I like it very much.

I think the Premier League is great. I think that it would be fabulous to play with any of the clubs, but I would love to play for one of the big clubs. I hope that God gives me the chance."

The Mexican joined the Dutch club from Pachuca in 2017 after being linked with United.

(L-R), Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur, Hirving Lozano of PSV during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and PSV Eindhoven at the Wembley stadium on November 06, 2018 in London, England(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images
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Lozano has been a huge success at the Philips Stadion, and a move to a bigger team should materialise soon.

The winger, who can feature on either side, has scored nine goals and provided five assists in only 15 Eredivisie and Champions League games this term, making him one of the country's hottest properties.

United previously signed Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung and Memphis Depay from PSV.

Football.London correspondent Alasdair Gold tweeted during PSV's first game with Spurs in Champions League Group B in October that he's not impressed with the winger's willingness to go to ground:

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Hirving Lozano has had 30 different players booked for fouling him since arriving in the Netherlands. It's not hard to see why. He falls to the floor at the slightest touch.

Lozano might find life tough in the Premier League, with successful Eredivisie stars often being swallowed up by the intensity of English football.

However, the Mexican's creativity would be appreciated at the Theatre of Dreams. United fans often take wingers to their hearts, and Lozano could be a very popular signing.

Mourinho's attack has started to display rising form after United beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin in the Champions League, but the coach would jump at the chance to add a player who could deliver crosses with precision.