Hirving Lozano's long-expected transfer to Napoli is nearing completion.

By 90Min
August 16, 2019

Napoli are reported to have reached an agreement over the signing of PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, as the 23-year-old is close to sealing a five-year deal in Naples. 

The Mexican joined the Dutch side from CF Pachuca for £7m two years ago, and has gone on to prove himself as perhaps one of the best value-for-money signings on the continent in recent years, scoring 40 goals and assisting 23 in his 79 appearances since. 

That sort of form for a team generally considered to be a selling club inevitably comes with its transfer interest, however, and after Manchester United had been linked with him on-and-off throughout the summer, it was reported earlier this week that Napoli had advanced negotiations over a €42m deal.

This is corroborated by the news coming out of the Netherlands on Friday, as VI say that an agreement has been reached between the clubs, with just a medical and administrative details remaining to hash out before an announcement can be made. 

The report doesn't mention a specific fee, noting only that the fee will surpass PSV's €34m record sale of Memphis Depay to Manchester United in 2015. 

This doesn't contradict the €42m previously touted, and if correct, he will become Napoli's record signing, surpassing the €40m paid for Gonzalo Higuain in 2013. 

It likely spells the end of Napoli's interest in Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, who is now set to stay in Madrid. 

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