According to Tutto Mercato Web, Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano.
Given Unai Emery’s recent admission that the Gunners are only in a position to secure loan deals in this January transfer window, the signing of Lozano will likely have to be conducted in the summer.
The north London club certainly need a winger, and Lozano represents an appealing target. The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season, racking up 11 goals and 8 assists in just 17 Eredivisie appearances.
The 34-cap Mexico international is ready to take the next step in his career and for the challenge of the Premier League.
Arsenal’s need for a new wide player is obvious. They currently lack pace and depth on the flanks, with Alex Iwobi representing the only fit, natural winger currently in the senior squad at the Emirates Stadium.
The likes of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have struggled playing out wide this season. Lozano’s arrival would provide Emery with a far healthier set of wide options.
However, the Gunners must be prepared to go all out to land their man, as the aforementioned report states both Napoli and Barcelona are also keen on the Mexican’s signature. The Premier League club will have to dig deep into their pockets to bring him to north London.