Everton have once again been linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven’s Mexican winger Hirving Lozano. The links first began about a year ago as Everton looked to strengthen their squad under Sam Allardyce.
The report first circulated in December 2017 and came from the Mexican press in the shape of Super Deportivo. It was suggested Everton wanted to sign Lozano and after then Director of Football spoke to Marcel Brands (DoF at PSV) he was apparently quoted a fee in the region of £42 million.
Everton instead decided to spend their funds differently and that money went on Turkish striker Cenk Tosun and Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. Since then, Lozano has become an even bigger star. A superb season with PSV was followed by some good performances at the World Cup with Mexico, including a winning goal against Germany.
Lozano has now increased his reputation even more with his performances in the Champions League this season which have seen him linked with several other European clubs, including some of the biggest.
It is thought that Lozano’s relationship with Everton’s Director of Football Marcel Brands, the man who brought Lozano to PSV, would increase Everton’s chances of beating off the competition for the winger. However, speaking to Voetbal International, Marcel Brands is adamant he won’t allow Everton to over pay for Lozano, Brands said :
“If Lozano would cost twenty million, I would consider it, at higher rates we are looking at players who have already proven it in the Premier League or in another big league.”
Everton, however, will be maintaining their interest in the goal scoring wide man.
Lozano certainly fits the bill for Everton and could play anywhere across the front-line for the Blues and that is what Manager Marco Silva is looking for as he tries to improve Everton’s goal threat after a promising start.
The real question is, can Marcel Brands get his man at the price he wants? Over to you Marcel.