Paris Saint-Germain had plenty of what-if transfer moves over the recent window period that were either close to happening or just seemed like a possibility. This rumor is one that would have been a grand surprise had PSG sporting director Leonardo pulled it off.
PSG pushed to sign Napoli winger Hirving Lozano on a season-long loan deal, according to a report from the Italian-based outlet Tuttosport. The report chronicles Lozano’s struggles in his first season with Napoli, where he scored just five goals in 34 total appearances. Napoli was open to offloading Lozano after just one season. But the club never received serious interest from any team on possibly signing Lozano away. Instead, the Serie A club received loan offers from PSG and English side Sheffield United.
Lozano stayed on with Napoli, which the club is likely pleased that he did considering the forward’s promising performances so far this season.
This would have been an interesting signing for PSG considering that the club had no real need for a winger over the transfer window but rather a backup center-forward instead. But in the big picture, PSG also did not have the budget to complete any high-priced permanent transfer deals. Thus, talks between the two sides would have gone nowhere had PSG remained firm in its interest in signing Lozano on a possible loan deal.
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