Transfer rumor roundup: Lozano to West Ham; Havertz to LiverpoolApril 26, 2020
The latest transfer news continues across the Premier League and here’s a look at some of the juiciest rumors.
First up, Mexico’s star winger Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano has been linked with a move to West Ham United in the Premier League. Chucky started the season well at Napoli in Serie A but his form has faded and according to Italian outlet Cronache di Napoli, West Ham are interested in signing the 24-year-old winger this summer as part of a swap deal for Felipe Anderson.
The Brazilian winger has failed to deliver on a consistent basis since joining West Ham from Lazio in the summer of 2018 and Lozano’s pace and direct running would probably suit the Premier League and West Ham’s style more (especially under David Moyes) than Anderson’s clever flicks and dainty touches.
Lozano could perhaps do with a change of scenery as things haven’t gone too well for him at Napoli so far, as the Mexican star has scored just twice in Serie A and added one assist in eight starts. Imagine Moyesy having Lozano and Michail Antonio flying down the wings to feed Sebastian Haller in a 4-5-1 formation. Classic #MoyesBall.
Liverpool have been linked with yet another rising star in the Bundesliga, no, it’s not Timo Werner or Marcus Thuram. This time it’s Bayer Leverkusen’s Kei Havertz, as he provided a latest update on where his mind is at ahead of a possible summer transfer.
The German midfielder, 20, has told Bild that he fancies a move to the Premier League or another foreign league, even though previous reports stated his preferred destination is Bayern Munich.
“I often wonder what others seem to know about me,” Havertz said. “I am ready to take a big step and I like challenges. For me, this also includes abroad.”
Havertz is having a wonderful season at Leverkusen and is a clever playmaker who is quick and loves to cut in from out wide to cause havoc. That sounds like it would suit Liverpool’s style perfectly, right?
Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Havertz who has a contract at Leverkusen until the summer of 2022.