Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Napoli star Hirving Lozano for more than just his on-the-pitch talent.
It’s not the first time the Mexican winger has been linked with a move to Old Trafford or the Premier League as that was when he first impressed at the World Cup.
Lozano ended up securing a transfer to Napoli instead as both United and Arsenal didn’t make a move for him despite what reports said.
Lozano would potentially be a cheaper alternative to the young Englishman but that is not why he is under consideration.
#mufc are considering making a move for Hirving Lozano. United are not only interested in what his abilities on the field could add to Ole Gunnar Solskajer's squad but are also attracted by the marketing opportunities his arrival would bring. [ESPN Mexico]
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) May 6, 2020
Manchester United gained a lot financially and from a marketing perspective when they signed Chicharito many years ago but since then they haven’t had a Mexican player on their team.
Generally speaking, they don’t have a host of South American players with Fred arguably the only true option and he hasn’t featured for his country in a while.
Lozano would offer good depth on both flanks and could push into the starting XI should he show a good run of form, even if Sancho ends up making the switch to Old Trafford himself.
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