Hirving “Chucky” Lozano will have to face one of the toughest decisions of his career in the next few weeks, as once the current season is over, he’ll have to choose where he wants to continue playing, as Napoli has already decided to make him transferable for the summer transfer window.
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After three seasons playing for the Azzurri, where he hasn’t found the regularity that both him and the club expected, especially since it was Carlo Ancelotti the one who requested his arrival for the 2019-20 season, and just a few months after he joined him, Ancelotti was sacked.
Since then, Lozano has fluctuated between waiting in the bench for an opportunity and being a starter in Napoli’s lineup, especially with Gennaro Gattuso, who erased him from the starting XI at his arrival but then slowly gave him the chance until he was an essential player for his squad.
Now with Luciano Spalletti on the dugout, “Chucky” hasn’t had the regularity that he expected, as he’s only started on 18 games for the current season, and given that Spalletti already found his replacement, Napoli is looking to sell him over the summer, with Premier League side Liverpool being the main interested.
Will he arrive at Liverpool?
Liverpool is looking to acquire a player that can replace Mohamed Salah, as they already know that he will leave the Reds over the summer and have targeted Hirving Lozano as the player that could replace him on the roster.
But even if it looks like an upgrade going from Napoli to one of the best teams in the world, if “Chucky” Lozano ends up arriving at Liverpool, it could be counterproductive for him and his aspirations going into the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 26-year-old right-winger will have a tough time competing not only for a starting role in Jürgen Klopp’s starting XI, but also for playing time, as both Sadio Mané and Luis Díaz have become the pillars of Liverpool’s offense.
Where can he play to improve his chances for Qatar?
Although it seems a tempting offer for him having the chance of competing for both Premier League and Champions League, if he doesn’t adapt quickly could jeopardize his participation in Qatar, which is why moving to a mid-table team like Wolverhampton Wanderers could boost his performances playing at a higher level.