The global access to footballers means that it is harder for the World Cup to unearth hidden gems but Mexico’s Hirving Lozano falls into that category after an impressive four games out in Russia this summer.
Avid followers of Dutch football would already have been aware of the flying winger’s quality and goalscoring ability but he announced himself to the wider audience with the winning goal in El Tri’s 1-0 opening match win over world champions Germany.
His eye for goal combined with direct running on the counter attack caught the attention and valued at just £22.5m by Transfermarkt, could be a brilliant option for a Premier League side this summer.
Arsenal are one side who are in need of quality out wide after losing Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in double-quick time so we asked their fans if Lozano represented an upgrade on their current young wing option Alex Iwobi.
A stunning 87 per cent of those who responded said he was, as you can see from the poll results below…