Fresh reports in the Netherlands and Mexico suggest that Everton is the most likely destination for the 22-year-old winger if he is to leave the Dutch champions.
The player himself has acknowledged the speculation but insists his only focus is on Russia 2018 with Mexico and that he won't make any decisions about his future until after the World Cup.
Everton would reportedly face competition from Valencia for Lozano if they were to make a move for him.
Original Source: MSN
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1 Posted 03/06/2018 at 14:27:08
2 Posted 03/06/2018 at 14:31:03
3 Posted 03/06/2018 at 14:42:58
I have only seen glimpses of this guy, what I have seen he certainly looks the part, although it is often the quality, or lack of it, in the opposition that makes these players look good.
A better impression will be revealed in the World Cup, when he is against top players. Aye there's the rub, because if he has a blinder, a lot of others will be after him.
I am confident Brands knows what he's doing and may get some sort of agreement in place before the scramble starts.
As Sam says, it's an almost mouth-watering prospect, with Lookman and Walcott, if he were to come.
4 Posted 03/06/2018 at 14:59:03
5 Posted 03/06/2018 at 15:06:40
However getting quick wide players is fine if they can win the ball when playing as wing backs which they are today and get forward quickly.
Everton have had quite a few in recent seasons unable to establish themselves in that role, Bolasie, Mirallas, Deulofeu and Lennon although people can make excuses for them.
Walcott is an out-and-out forward and isn't expected to play deep but then all players are expected to defend these days.
To be honest, Everton have not been strong on the wings since they had Seamus and Bainsey in top form.
6 Posted 03/06/2018 at 15:35:07
7 Posted 03/06/2018 at 15:53:30
Brands and Silva must have a good enough knowledge of players to not rely on 3 or 4 games against mostly limited opposition.
8 Posted 03/06/2018 at 16:30:47
Why not take a look at the likes of Franco Cervi at Benfica or Matteo Politano at Sassuolo, they're just as obscure.
9 Posted 03/06/2018 at 16:59:50
I see we've been linked again with Boro's Ben Gibson. Not my 1st or even 2nd choice for a new centre-back but I wonder if we could chuck them a few quid, Besic and Ashley Williams as a replacement for him.
10 Posted 03/06/2018 at 17:07:53
11 Posted 03/06/2018 at 17:13:05
12 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:05:26
13 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:07:23
We seem to be getting linked with Midfielders, Wingers and Forwards, I would be a lot happier if we were going after Alfie Mawson, and Jamaal Lascelles, plus a Left-Back (Baines won't last much longer and is not the player we all once loved).
Maybe moves are afoot, only time will tell. I am putting a lot of faith in Brands, by virtue of his reputation, let's hope the outcome is a balanced squad, and not DÃ©jÃ Vu!
14 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:14:10
Not your typical youngster, very mature, married at 18 with two kids and a third on the way.
For those of you in the US, he is profiled on the current Fox series "Phenoms".
15 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:22:19
The crux of the matter is too, that having only just bought him last season, they would be unlikely (unless they need the money) to sell easily.
Then there is the World Cup coming up which can have a bearing both on suitors and price.
16 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:26:16
17 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:41:04
Found these quotes, very interesting:
"You know, I've seen him play the whole season. Every game. If I was a manager at a big club in England, I would take Lozano with my eyes closed," said Marco Timmer, PSV beat reporter for Voetbal International. "He's very good. He has big drive, not something you see often in Holland."
"I think he's a player for every team. For him it is good to move to a team that is not at the absolute top. Everton would be a right move," said Timmer. "[Lozano will] score 15 goals there and he'll be ready for bigger clubs. It's a step he has to take."
18 Posted 03/06/2018 at 18:59:06
I really hope I'm wrong for a change but I say it every year, everyone laughs and has none of it. Just for once I don't want to be once again saying "I told you so".
19 Posted 03/06/2018 at 19:35:04
However, I am old enough to behave myself but old enough to remember when a journalist wouldn't have seen Everton as a stepping stone â€“ your quoted post at 17.
Obviously interesting times ahead with Brands & Silva; I would like to see another centre-back; left-back (Robinson not yet ready?); a Maddison or Grealish type Number 10, and a striker!
Not much to ask but when you used to be a top club...?
20 Posted 03/06/2018 at 19:35:20
1) We will not sign him;
2) We will sign him for big money and he will be rubbish.
21 Posted 03/06/2018 at 19:46:55
22 Posted 03/06/2018 at 19:50:44
23 Posted 03/06/2018 at 19:57:58
Ian @19, re Lozano expecting a third child at 22, he hides his stretch marks well!
24 Posted 03/06/2018 at 20:13:48
As you lads would say, I'll get me coat.
25 Posted 03/06/2018 at 21:44:04
We did a lot of things very quickly last summer and bought a lot of players early in the summer for well over the odds.
In fact, our whole transfer strategy was scatter-gun, buying players just because they were available and not because we needed a specific player in a specific position. I'd be more than happy with a more considered, thought-out approach this summer.
26 Posted 04/06/2018 at 09:12:33
Biggest doubt: he has a mean streak. In the past 2.5 years he received 7 red cards. Now I am sure that some of those cards wouldn't even warrant a booking in the Premier League but he is quite the character. On the other hand, the RS had a striker/winger with a mean streak not too long ago who did fine for them.
I would like to see Lozano at Everton and think we will regret it if we don't get him. I would choose him over Ziyech (the other name from the Dutch competition likely to make a "big" move) all the time.
27 Posted 04/06/2018 at 10:30:43
It's so easy these days, with the technology and media sources, to elevate a player's ability beyond his worth in order to generate interest for a sale.
ÃŒ really hope we can attract this player to Everton without having to pay a King's Ransom, hopefully having Marcel Brands on board will assist. I have a feeling he is the sort of player we have been lacking for years now.
28 Posted 04/06/2018 at 11:15:05
29 Posted 04/06/2018 at 14:55:45
Worth noting also is that 6 of those 7 reds were straight reds.
(By contrast, that nasty biting former RS fella has never once gotten a straight red for a foul, as many times as he deserved it. His only straight red was a handball on the line for Uruguay.)
No question, Hirving Lozano will have to work on his discipline. But I can't wait to see him in blue.
30 Posted 04/06/2018 at 16:38:09
31 Posted 05/06/2018 at 12:10:46
32 Posted 05/06/2018 at 12:18:14
33 Posted 05/06/2018 at 12:55:08
That with Tosun given a full season and his classy finishing we would be rapid going forward, now we need to sort out the shambles of our defense. Let's hope we get him.
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