Everton’s summer revolution could further continue as it appears their shrewd spending isn’t done just yet…
According to Il Mattino (via Sport Witness), the Toffees have once again been in contact with Carlo Ancelotti’s former club Napoli over a potential move for winger Hirving Lozano.
It’s claimed that Everton have been keen on the Mexican international for quite some time and now the Merseysiders have come back in for him this window.
However, Gli Azzurri boss Gennaro Gattuso has recently performed a U-turn on Lozano, meaning he could rebuff any advances. It’s only been a year since he joined the Serie A outfit in a whopping €40m (£36.5m) move.
Interest in the 25-year-old is hardly much of a surprise given it was Ancelotti who brought him to Napoli last year and it was Marcel Brands who originally brought the wizard to Europe whilst in a similar guise at PSV Eindhoven.
The Dutch director of football has previously likened Lozano’s playing style to that of Lionel Messi, claiming the winger is “very explosive and agile,” which is high praise indeed.
Whilst ‘Chucky’ as he’s affectionately known, was named as one of the top 50 Eredivisie players to watch back in 2017 with his speed, strength and “dream” versatility the key attributes noted.
This sort of energy is something that Ancelotti has lacked out on the wing all season with the likes of Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Bernard failing to impress having combined for just six goals.
Perhaps the inverted winger could fit right in following the triple swoop of James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure in a 4-3-3 system with Richarlison on the other wing and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
In back-to-back seasons at PSV, Lozano bagged 17 goals and eight assists apiece whilst averaging at least 3 shots and 2.1 key passes per game, via WhoScored.
Brands could continue this impressive Ancelotti revolution by offering the Serie A club something they simply can’t refuse.
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