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Hirving Lozano is on his way to Man Utd.

Exclusive: Manchester United set to complete deal for Hirving Lozano

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Manchester United are close to completing their fourth signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Pachuca for Mexican starlet Hirving Lozano.

GiveMeSport understands that the 20-year-old, who recently featured for Mexico at the Copa Centenario, will join the Red Devils once negotiations are complete and then be immediately sent out on loan, although his destination for next season is unclear.

Representatives from the Old Trafford-based club were in Mexico this week to complete the deal, which means the young winger will become the second Mexican to play for the club after Javier Hernandez.

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So far this summer, Manchester United have completed deals for Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that an agreement is in place for playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

It was previously reported that a host of top European clubs were interested in securing his signature, and Pachuca vice-president Andres Fassi admitted last month that he'd been approached over Lozano's availability. 

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"There have been approaches," he said. "There will be time to focus on the future of Hirving Lozano.

"For several years Pachuca has had great relationships with many teams of England, in Portugal, in Spain, in France, in Italy and in Germany. There are some agreements that allow the player to go to Europe in the future."

He's no Chicharito, but a young, pacey right winger in the mould of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. The 20-year-old made his first start for the Mexican National team against Canada a few months ago and promptly scored a goal that had more than a hint of the Real Madrid star." - Martin del Palacio, GiveMeSport Spanish Editor

Manchester United have spent time watching Lozano, who managed 12 league goals for Pachuca last season.

"Recently, Jim Lawlor was present in the stands of Estadio Hidalgo, in the small Mexican city of Pachuca," says GiveMeSport's Spanish Editor, Martin del Palacio.

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"Jim is Manchester United’s chief scout, and he was there to watch the Mexican League new gem, Hirving Lozano. He's no Chicharito, but a young, pacey right winger in the mould of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. The 20-year-old made his first start for the Mexican National team against Canada a few weeks ago and promptly scored a goal that had more than a hint of the Real Madrid star."

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