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    Father of Mexican star confirms Barcelona approach


    Hirving Lozano’s father last night revealed that his son has been approached by La Liga giants Barcelona regarding a possible transfer to the Camp Nou.

    Prodigious talent

    Lozano, an explosive 22-year-old wide-man, only joined Eredivisie outfit PSV from Pachuca last summer, but has already made a big impression in Holland.

    Despite playing out wide, Lozano, known more commonly as ‘Chucky’, racked up 10 goals and 3 assists in his first 12 appearances in the Dutch top-flight, eventually finishing the season with 19 goals and 11 assists across all competitions.

    He has earned rave reviews from the press in the Netherlands, with many already tipping the youngster for a bright future at one of Europe’s top clubs.

    Hirving Lozano

    LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 08: Hirving Lozano #8 of Mexico runs with the ball ahead of David Thor Vidarsson #10 of Iceland during their exhibition match at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mexico won 1-0. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Blaugrana dream

    The two sides most heavily linked with a move for Lozano to this point have been Arsenal and Barcelona, with the player himself having admitted during an interview with Marca last year that he has set his sights on a move to the Camp Nou.

    When questioned on which player he would most like to line out alongside, ‘Chucky’ revealed:

    ‘With Messi, he is a great player. For me he is a phenomenon.’

    Marca: ‘For that to happen, you would have to sign for Barcelona.’

    Lozano: ‘Hopefully, God willing, we will see.’

    ‘There’s been an approach’

    Lozano’s future has come under heavy discussion once again over the last week, after the PSV star’s match-winning performance during Mexico’s shock 1-0 victory over Germany last Sunday afternoon:

    Arsenal and Barcelona have remained the two sides most persistently touted as potential destinations for Lozano, with the gifted winger’s father having confirmed that the latter have taken their first steps towards securing his son’s signature during an interview with ESPN Mexico last night:

    ‘There’s been an approach from Barça but there’s nothing clear at the moment.’

    ‘When the World Cup’s over, we will have a better idea of the reality: if he will stay at PSV or move to another team.’

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