The Next Luis Suarez Or Carlos Vela? World Cup Star Ignites Transfer Battle Between Manchester United And Barcelona
Manchester United are riding the crest of a wave following their stunning Champions League win at Juventus and they have been handed a further boost by the news that one of their top transfer targets is a keen admirer of the club.
Hirving Lozano has long been touted with a move to the Premier League and he added further fuel to the transfer rumour flames by telling talkSPORT's Universe Premier that United and Barcelona are his favourite clubs.
It´s nice English papers talk nicely about me," he told Universe Premier before elaborating on his favourite clubs as a boy.
"I liked Manchester United a lot. In Spain my favourite team is Barcelona."
So, who is Hirving Lozano?
The speedy winger started his career with Mexican side Pachuca, helping them to win the Liga MX title and CONCACAF Champions League, before securing a move to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The 23-year-old has been a revelation in Holland, helping PSV win the Eredivisie during his first season with the club, and he has gone from strength-to-strength in Eindhoven, scoring 30 goals and laying on 16 assists in 52 games in all competitions.
The right-footed Lozano, who likes to play on the left but cut in from the touchline to devastating effect, made a huge impression at the World Cup in Russia earlier this year, scoring against Germany and causing something of a transfer storm as the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham were rumoured to be monitoring him closely.
Lozano actually scored against Tottenham in the Champions League a few weeks ago after his two goals helped PSV qualify for the group stages of this season's European competition.
The Mexican has been a revelation in the Dutch domestic league this term though, scoring eight goals and laying on four assists in eleven appearances - averaging a goal or an assist every 77 minutes for the club.
He has been continuing to learn his trade under manager Mark van Bommel, although PSV will struggle to resist the overtures of some of Europe's top clubs if they were to match their £23m valuation of the player.
United will be hoping that Lozano can tread in the same footsteps of someone like Luis Suarez, who sparkled for PSV before taking Europe by storm, albeit fans will be hoping that he is more effective than some of the previous Mexican players who have struggled to perform consistently in the Premier League in the past.
Giovani Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez or Carlos Vela, anyone?