Tottenham are apparently in hot pursuit of Mexican whizz Hirving Lozano.
Well, according to CalcioNapoli24, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are keen to sign PSV Eindhoven’s impressive winger and it’s hard to see how this wouldn’t be a good move.
This isn’t the first time Spurs have registered their interest in the player having apparently (as per TEAMtalk) pursued him following the most recent instalment of the World Cup in Russia. And surely they’ll be inspired by the fact that the little Mexican whippet has produced a mightily successful season in the Netherlands, claiming 21 goals and 12 assists across 40 appearances in all competitions.
Jesus Martinez, chairman of the player’s former club Pachuca, told ESPN Deportes back in March that Manchester United had been tracking him since he was 16, so it’s clear the 23-year-old has been making an impression for quite some time.
If it didn’t hit home last summer, surely it’s beginning to dawn on Spurs fans that they’re going to need to sign some players in the upcoming window if they’re to stay afloat. Fernando Llorente, the man who bundled in Spurs’ route to the Champions League final, expected to leave, Harry Kane missed 17 games due to injury and Vincent Jansson has played 144 minutes of football (only 36 of which came in the Premier League). With that in mind, Lozano could provide the necessary quality in a region of the pitch they’re becoming increasingly weak in.
Compared to Spurs’ current forwards, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min, both of whom we considered to have performed particularly well this year, Lozano reigns supreme in a few all-important statistics.
For example, while Son produced 12 goals and six assists, and Lucas 10 (with zero assists), in the recently completed Premier League season, the Mexican managed to net 17 times and created on eight separate occasions for his teammates, in the Eredivisie. And though Son and Moura both finished on an impressive 2.4 and 1.4 shots per game, Lozano trumps them both with an average of 3 – at much higher conversion rate, according to Squakwa.
Obviously, it’d be a step up in quality but, looking at the raw stats, there’s a player there waiting to be unleashed. And at the very least, his talents could alleviate some of the pressure on Harry Kane, if not optimise his performances. What’s not to like about that?
Spurs fans, would you be happy to sign Hirving Lozano? Who would he replace? How many players do you realistically think you need to introduce this summer? Let us know in the comments below…