After the good performances that Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is having with SSC Napoli, where he finally recovered his shape and his place in the starting XI of Luciano Spalletti, it seems like he’s starting to have a market again for next season.
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And even if he hasn’t been able to score with the Mexican national team, he still is one of the best players that El Tri has, as he is a constant threat for the rival defenders, which has been taken into consideration for the clubs interested in him.
In the past few weeks, Lozano has been linked to several teams in Premier League and La Liga, but the strongest bidders are all from the Spanish top flight, as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are both pursuing his addition for next season.
Alongside them, Atlético Madrid has also become one of the top contenders to have “Chucky” on their roster for the 2022-23 La Liga Season, and they know that they have to make an impactful offer if they want to convince Lozano to join them.
What is Atlético Madrid offering to him?
With the imminent departures of Héctor Herrera and Luis Suárez once the season is over, as they both will become free agents and Herrera even has agreed to arrive in MLS, at Houston Dynamo, Atlético is looking for a player that can fulfill their roles.
Lozano covers what the two of them give to Los Colchoneros, as his arrival will keep open the door for the Mexican market, fulfilling one part of the role that Herrera has, and will also replace the threat that Suárez means in the offense.
Diego “Cholo” Simeone has praised Lozano in the past, and this seems to be the perfect opportunity for him, which is why they are willing to considerably increase his salary, as he’s currently earning $4.9 million andAtlético is willing to pay him from $5.5 to $7.7 million.
What will it take to Atlético to acquire him?
Since arriving at Napoli, Lozano’s market value hasn’t changed considerably, and added to the two years left he has on his contract, the Azzurri will be asking for an offer of $55 million to let him leave before his contract expires.