Manchester United are one of several clubs to have made an approach for Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, according to the vice president of the player’s club Pachuca.
ESPN FC reported in April that the club had confirmed that United had scouted the player in Veracruz, Torreon and Guadalajara and had been impressed.
Lozano came through the club’s youth system and made his international debut against Senegal in February.
When asked about United’s interest in the 20-year-old, the Mexican club’s vice president Andres Fassi told Record MX: “There have been approaches. There will be time to focus on the future of Hirving Lozano.
“There is a situation of confidentiality for 30 days with 12 teams,” Fassi added. “They are evaluating, looking at options, making plans, but I cannot say anything else. Three of the 12 teams are better placed, that is all we can say – due to the confidentiality clauses in place.”
“Pachuca, for several years, has a structure of great relationship with many teams in England, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Some agreements allow the players to go to Europe in the future.”
Pachuca sporting director Marco Garces told ESPN FC late last year that he regularly visits England and that he has an established history with United. He previously alerted the club to Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who the Premier League club went on to sign from Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010.
Arindam is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him @ARejSport