Napoli winger Hirving Lozano on Arsenal’s radar

Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli winger Hirving Lozano, but face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle United and Chelsea for his signature.

Hirving Lozano

Hirving Lozano, 27, has been at Napoli since 2019 after his move from PSV Eindhoven. The Mexico international has scored 30 goals in 146 games for Napoli. And he has become a vital player in Luciano Spalletti’s side this season, helping the Naples-based club to the top of Serie A with three goals and as many assists in 25 appearances.

However, the 27-year-old wideman is out of contract at Napoli in the summer of 2024. For their part, I Partenopei will be reluctant to lose a key player on a free transfer next year and are willing to cash him in to have money to spend in the next transfer window. In fact, Lozano himself would be interested in a change of scenery after four seasons in Italy, with Arsenal reportedly keen to acquire his services ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Arsenal want a right-winger to compete with Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka has been in brilliant form for Arsenal this season, fueling the club’s bid to be crowned Premier League champions for the first time since 2004 whilst also starring for England in the recently concluded Euro 2024 qualifiers. The 21-year-old has easily been one of the best players in the Premier League this campaign, and as a result, he has been compared with some of Europe’s biggest talents.

Due to Saka’s workload in what has been a relentless season, Mikel Arteta wants to bring in a right-winger to give the England international more rest next season. The Spanish tactician would also hope the player Arsenal brings in should not only compete with Saka but also improve the depth of the squad.

The Gunners set their sights on Hirving Lozano

Napoli winger Hirving Lozano has emerged as a potential target for the Gunners. Lozano’s Napoli career has blown hot and cold but this season he has managed to become a key cog in their attacking unit. He has taken on far more responsibility for Napoli, thriving in Spalletti’s exciting side that has ripped apart many teams domestically and in Europe.

However, Lozano feels the time is right for him to move on from Napoli at the end of the season and sign for a bigger club. Considering the Serie A league leaders are unlikely to command a hefty fee as he enters the final year of his deal, the 27-year-old will likely be a highly sought-after player in the market when the transfer window reopens.

With Newcastle and Chelsea also interested, it will be interesting to see whether Arsenal could persuade the Mexican to join Arteta’s side.

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