It’s not unusual to see Manchester United linked with some of the most exciting names in football whenever the transfer window gets closer, and because of that it’s no shock to see them in the driving seat for their signature either.
With the Red Devils slipping further behind the top four with the season running down to it’s last few games, it would appear that Jose Mourinho has some surgery to perform on his squad.
Luckily, despite their failure to make the top four, they could still have a way into next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League – something that is gaining more importance as the days pass.
Normally, this would make it tougher for elite level clubs to attract new top class players in the transfer market, but United have shown with the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba that this doesn’t affect them in the way it would trouble others.
So much so that they apparently already have one player willing to join them should they make a play for him at the end of the season.
Mexican international forward Hirving Lozano has been making a name for himself in Liga MX this season, hitting 18 goals in 27 appearances for Pachuca, despite mostly being deployed on the wing.
United have been credited with an interest in his services for some time, and they have now been given a huge green light to make a move for the 21-year-old without the risk of rejection.
Lozano himself is aware of the links and the apparent interest from other sides across Europe, and was asked about what his plans might be for the summer window.
“I believe many [leagues] are beautiful, I like the English and the Spanish very much. But let’s see how things are and decide,” he told Univision (via the Metro), when asked about the ongoing links.
“The one I would like most is Manchester, I like this club a lot and it’s a very important club.”
Over the past few weeks stories linking striker Javier Hernandez with a return to Old Trafford have been gathering pace, meaning if all goes according to plan the Red Devils could have a distinct Mexican flavour to their side in 2017/18.