Wednesday August 21 2019
Lozano: 'Napoli not a stepping stone'

Hirving Lozano’s father insists “Napoli is not a stepping stone, but a point of arrival. Imagine: my son playing for Diego Armando Maradona’s club.”

The Mexico international had his medical today and will sign a five-year contract worth over €4m per season after a €38m plus bonuses move from PSV Eindhoven.

“I am in Seventh Heaven,” Jesus Lozano told “The best thing that can happen for a father is to see his son reach the top, achieving his dreams step by step.

“Napoli does not represent a stepping stone or intermediary club for him, but a point of arrival and I am convinced it’ll be a fundamental moment in his career.

“It was a very long negotiation process, which started four months ago, but I can say that throughout that time playing for Napoli was always his objective. There was interest from other clubs, but none of them made concrete steps to buy him other than Napoli.

“I know that Naples is very similar to Latin America, with far more passion than we’re used to seeing in Holland. The pressure doesn’t frighten him.

“Obviously, he is very happy. Imagine: my son playing for the club that Diego Armando Maradona represented. He confessed to me that this idea particularly excites him.

“We know their objective is to win the Scudetto. Hirving arrived well aware that it’s his target as a Napoli player. It won’t be easy against this Juventus, but I am sure that my son’s arrival can be an important brick in the construction of this dream.”

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