AC Milan have been linked to a great number of players this transfer window, from the absurd to pedestrian, and while FFP is an issue that Milan will need to overcome, they still have some room to improve.
So while all the focus is on players from Serie A or ageing midfielders from West London, Milan should look in a different direction. Milan need an exciting left winger to stretch the pitch and provide space for the strikers, be it Gonzalo Higuain or Patrick Cutrone.
Come on down, Hirving Lozano.
Hirving Lozano was involved in 2 of the 3 goals for Mexico this World Cup.— Mex Nex Gen (@MexNexGen) July 2, 2018
- 4 games
- 1 goal
- 1 assist
- 6 key passes
- 87% pass accuracy
- 16 successful dribbles
The new face of Mexico pic.twitter.com/Fw7wC1aIBw
23 year-old Lozano was one of the key players for Mexico at the World Cup, where he was a breakout star. He scored the only goal for Mexico in their upset against Germany, and looked dangerous in all of the other games, even the loss to Brazil. He’s a right-footed left winger, but he’s still able to get passes and crosses into the box as well as being able to cut inside and score goals.
He’s followed up his World Cup performance by having a great season for PSV, scoring 11 goals and getting seven assists in assists in the Eredivisie this season. On top of that, he played in all six of PSV’s Champions League matches, scoring twice and getting an assist. He scored in PSV’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur and helped send Inter Milan out of the Champions League by scoring PSV’s only goal in their 1-1 draw on the last matchday of the Group Stage.
He’s scored 34 goals in 61 appearances for PSV in total, and also registered 19 assists in a season and a half. Before moving to Europe, Lozano came up through Pachuca in Liga MX, where he made 140 appearances, scoring 40 goals and 28 assists.
Lozano is a rising star for Mexico on the international stage, and he’s hitting his stride in Europe and it’s time for him to make the move to a “bigger” league than the Eredivisie, so why not Milan and Serie A? Buying a younger player with plenty of potential would be a better idea than looking for an older player with a big name or a Serie A player that would require an over-inflated transfer fee.
Mino Raiola is Lozano’s agent, and while that could have been an issue in the past, with Elliott Management and Leonardo at the helm, that’s no longer a problem. This rumor makes a ton of sense, so Milan should make it happen.