Liverpool take first big step to land £42m target, PL rivals also in hunt

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While he continues to impress for PSV, Hirving Lozano is reportedly attracting more attention from England with Liverpool said to have opened talks over a transfer.

The 22-year-old is making quite the impression this season, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists in 20 appearances in all competitions.

Further, he’s got seven goals in 24 appearances for Mexico as he can also boast experience at international level despite still being young, while his versatility allows him to play in his favoured left wing position as well as on the opposite flank or through the middle.

In turn, there’s a lot to like about Lozano’s game, and according to The Express, both Liverpool and Arsenal share that sentiment given the former are said to have begun talks over a possible deal, with the Mexican ace valued at £42m.

It seems as though it’s a case for both Liverpool and Arsenal of replacing key individuals in their current squad, with Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez being heavily linked with exits next summer.

As a result, it’s easy to understand why both clubs are looking elsewhere for a possible replacement, but it’s debatable as to whether Lozano is the perfect target given he would still have to cope with the jump up in difficulty from the Dutch league to the Premier League.

Nevertheless, while the priority for both Arsenal and Liverpool will be to keep their talismanic stars, Lozano has shown he could be an exciting addition for the present and certainly for the long-term future too.

He’ll hope to continue to improve and develop to take his game to the next level, and either Jurgen Klopp or Arsene Wenger could undoubtedly help with that process given their track record of working with young players previously.

Liverpool seem to be in pole position for now if they indeed have taken the first step of at least opening up a dialogue over a deal, but if Sanchez looks set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season, it should come as no surprise if Arsenal step up their pursuit.

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