Liverpool are keeping an eye on Napoli forward Hirving Lozano, according to Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira. Since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2019, the Mexican striker has fallen short of expectations and could depart the Partenopei this summer. Due to a mixture of injuries and a lack of form, he has only scored 26 goals in 112 games for the Serie A club.
Lozano’s contract with Napoli is up in two years, but he could be on his way out, with the Reds reportedly keeping an eye on the 26-year-old. “Liverpool are monitoring Hirving Lozano, who might leave Napoli in the summer transfer window,” Schira, a sports journalist who specializes in transfers, posted on Twitter.
When Carlo Ancelotti was the manager of Napoli in 2019, he signed Lozano for a club-record sum of €42 million. Under him, though, the player struggled to get regular game time.
Things deteriorated under Gennaro Gattuso, who once banned him from the training facility for demonstrating a “lack of devotion.”Lozano has started 17 of the club’s 28 top-flight games under Luciano Spalletti, scoring five goals and assisting on six occasions. Despite signs of improvement, Napoli wants to get rid of him now in order to recoup part of their investment.
Lozano is worth €35 million, according to Transfermarkt, which is somewhat less than what the Partenopei paid PSV for his services.
Given his youth and talent, he has no shortage of admirers, with Liverpool apparently showing an interest in the star chevalier. The Premier League heavyweights are eager to discuss his signing at Anfield this summer, according to Spanish magazine Don Balon. Another English club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, is said to be planning a bid for him as well.
According to fans’ opinion, Liverpool currently has an enviable attacking arsenal and does not require Lozano. Even if a transfer is approved, the Mexican is unlikely to see regular playing time. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and Roberto Firmino are all ahead of him.
Meanwhile, Wolves, who have only 33 league goals from 34 games this season, may use a striker similar to him. They may expect to spend around €35 million (£31.5 million), since they have only spent more on two players in their history.