Goals strengthen ‘Chucky’ market value

After a year at Napoli, Hirving Lozano settles in 2021 with a revaluation in the market estimated at 38 million euros, the second highest value in his career, after with PSV Eindhoven and in his first season with the Italian club reached 40 million.

His good season was reaffirmed in the 6-0 win against Fiorentina at the weekend, to reach 10 goals in 24 appearances for Napoli between the League, Cup and Europa League so far in the 2020-21 period.

In the 2019-20 season, Lozano scored just four goals in Serie A, scoring the first in August 2019 and the last in July 2020, that is, for 11 months (taking into account that Italian football was stopped for four months ).

By contrast, this season Lozano has scored eight goals in four months, scoring two doubles for the first time since joining Napoli.

The current amount of its value is the same that Napoli paid as a fee a year ago and that Transfermarkt considered could increase to 42 million euros. He is the fifth Mexican in Serie A history with a five-year contract with the Neapolitans and is currently the second highest-rated national player after Wolverhampton striker Raúl Jiménez.

Between March and August 2020, the ‘Chucky’ had the lowest value of his letter in the last two years, descending to 28 million euros. When Serie A returned from the pandemic, 12 games were played; The Mexican only played more than 35 minutes in two of them, in eight more he was a substitute and in another two he did not leave the bench.

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In 18 rounds of the 2020-21 season, Lozano is the third player with the most minutes played for Napoli (1,207) only behind defenders Kostas Manolas and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, but surpassing even captain Lorenzo Insigne.

In addition, he is among the 25 players with the most successful dribbles in the league with 36, eight less than Cristiano Ronaldo, but above elements such as Lautaro Martínez (Inter) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus).

“Last year he had low leg strength, this year he worked and found himself. He is the player we had seen with PSV ”, declared his coach, Genaro Gattuso, in December, when Lozano resumed the title against the competition of the Belgian national team Dries Mertens and the Italian Matteo Politano.

Hirving is 25 years old, so, according to specialists, the value of his letter could still increase in the coming years unlike Raúl Jiménez, who, in addition to being older (29 years old), suffered a skull fracture that I would leave it out for the rest of the season.

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