Hirving Lozano Signs for Napoli on 5-Year Contract for Reported €40M

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistAugust 23, 2019

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 31: Hirving Lozano of PSV during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Ajax v PSV at the Johan Cruijff Arena on March 31, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands (Photo by Photo Prestige/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Napoli completed the signing of Hirving Lozano from PSV Eindhoven on Friday for a reported club-record €40 million (£36 million) fee.

The Serie A club confirmed the move, with the Mexican forward penning a five-year deal at the Stadio San Paolo, per Football Italia:

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Lozano, 24, leaves PSV after two impressive seasons in the Eredivisie.

In both 2017-18 and 2018-19, the winger netted 17 goals and provided eight assists in the league, and he won an Eredivisie title in his debut campaign at PSV.

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📝 DONE DEAL 📝 Serie A outfit Napoli have confirmed the signing of Hirving Lozano from PSV Full news story -- https://t.co/v4Lf7OM4Z4 https://t.co/pY0iYcrjeD

He started his career at Liga MX side Pachuca and is a 35-time Mexico international.

Lozano could be a huge asset for Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli as they look to finally dislodge Juventus as Serie A champions.

The Partenopei have finished second to Juve in three of the past four seasons, and Lozano could play a key role in helping Napoli finally bridge the gap to the Old Lady.

The signing of centre-back Kostas Manolas from Roma in July strengthened Napoli's defence, and adding Lozano will improve their attack.

He should add more goals to Ancelotti's squad and also has the potential to form dangerous partnerships with the likes of Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik. 

The new Serie A season gets under way on Saturday, and Lozano could make his debut for Napoli against Fiorentina.