Mexican forward Hirving Lozano expresses interest in joining Manchester United

Pradhan Muthanna
Hirving Lozano

Manchester United target Hirving Lozano has confirmed his desire to move to Old Trafford after impressing for Mexican outfit CF Pachuca this season.

The 21-year-old forward has strongly been linked with a move to the Red Devils since last summer with Pachuca vice-president Andres Fassi revealing to ESPN that the club had held talks with United over a move.

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The Mexico international has been impressive again this campaign and has already notched up 18 goals in all competitions. Lozano has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe, but made it clear that given an option, he would chose to move to the Premier League with the 20-time English champions.

United are not the only club monitoring the left-winger's progress as he has also attracted interest from La Liga club Celta Vigo. The Spanish outfit's president Carlos Mourino confirmed their interest and revealed that they are evaluating the possibility of signing him.

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"I believe many [leagues] are beautiful, I like the English and the Spanish very much," Lozano said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"But let's see how things are and decide. The one I would like most is Manchester [United]. I like this club a lot and it's a very important club," the Mexican forward added.

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"We'd love to [sign Lozano], but it is difficult to combine everything so that it comes off," Celta Vigo president Mourino said.

"We believe that he's an important young talent, but we have to evaluate absolutely everything and that's what we are doing."

Nicky Butt's appointment as the Academy director at United has seen the club go on a drive to recruit the best young talent from across the world. They have made a number of acquisitions since last summer from clubs in the United Kingdom and abroad.

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