Arsenal are looking at PSV Eindhoven winger, Hirving Lozano, as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, but only if they’re willing to meet his release clause.
According to Football.London, Arsenal have been following the 22-year-old Mexican international’s time in the Eredivisie, with his exemplary goal-scoring record raising many eyebrows across Europe's elite clubs.
Whilst Arsenal consider him to be a replacement on par with Sanchez’s ability at that age, the only potentially stumbling block to bringing in Lozano would be his £30m release clause.
Whilst Lozano only made his €8m PSV move in this summer’s transfer window from Mexican side CD Pachuca, he already has nine goals and five assists in just eight matches, as well as scoring on his domestic cup debut last week against FC Volendam.
PSV, much like fellow Dutch giants, Ajax, have a pedigree for producing great young players and turning them into great players who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the top players on the big stage.
Notable former PSV players in the Premier League include Lyon and former Manchester United midfielder, Memphis Depay, Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt and Stoke midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.
But whilst Memphis Depay, who failed to make a real impact in the Premier League, also had a decent record at PSV, scoring 22 goals and six assists in 30 appearances, Lozano already is boasting a better ratio, scoring on average every 73 minutes.
Lozano could have the potential to outshine Depay and live up to comparisons to Arsenal’s wantaway Sanchez, for a release clause fee that would undoubtedly be justified in the long-term.