Mark van Bommel not giving up on keeping Hirving Lozano


New PSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel has said that he has not given up on keeping Hirving Lozano at the club beyond the summer. The Mexico international was one among the standout performer for his national team during the World Cup and this has spread speculation of him pursuing a big-money move elsewhere.

Despite this, Van Bommel remains optimistic of keeping Lozano and insists that any potential sale must be accompanied by an ideal replacement, he said: “I do not take into account a departure from Lozano. We do not want to lose him. If we can say no to a bid of forty or fifty million euros? Yes, that’s possible. We want the Champions League and we will do everything we can. In addition, we are not a club of ‘we only sell and buy a different one.’ No. There must always be a good replacement available.We did not want to keep Luuk de Jong for nothing and we succeeded.”

Lozano joined the Dutch outfit from hometown club Pachuca during the summer of 2017 and he continued to contribute 19 goals and 11 assists as they went on to secure the Eredivisie title. As such, the interest in his signature has only heightened after an impressive World Cup (one goal and an assist) and the upcoming weeks could give a fair reflection over his future.

According to reports, both Manchester United and Arsenal have been associated with a possible move for the former Pachuca graduate but they have yet to lodge a formal approach. United have been linked with the Mexican amid the uncertainty surrounding Anthony Martial’s future while Arsenal are aiming to bolster the wider position with a young attacker before the transfer deadline. Lozano is presently contracted to PSV Eindhoven until the summer of 2023.