Manchester United to sign Hirving Lozano after the Olympics

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Manchester United will confirm the transfer of Mexico winger Hirving Lozano after the Olympics, the player's father-in-law has claimed.

GiveMeSport exclusively revealed Manchester United's interest at the weekend and it is believed the Red Devils have moved significantly closer to finalising a deal.

Representatives from Old Trafford have been in Mexico for much of the last week brokering the terms of the agreement with Lozano's club Pachuca and it is to the point where they are ready to announce it.


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"It's all done," the father-in-law said, according to ESPN. "Just missing some details and then after the Olympics it becomes official."

That lies in contrast to the comments made by Pachuca's vice-president Andres Fassi, who claimed on Sunday that there were still some crucial details to be ironed out.

"Already there are negotiations with United - there is still nothing closed though," he said.

One for the future

Lozano, 20, is highly-rated in his home country and has already won nine caps for Mexico's senior team. However, it is unlikely that the pacey winger will command a place in Jose Mourinho's first-team plans and will probably be loaned out to gain experience in another European league.

It is also unlikely that Lozano will qualify for a work permit at this stage, bringing up the possibility of several seasons on loan until he meets the requirements set by the Home Office.

Coveted talent

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.

"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."

More Ronaldo than Chicharito

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.

"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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