And his choice was a surprise to say the least
Mexican prodigy Hirving Lozano was released from his national team duty in order to complete his transfer to PSV Eindhoven.
The highly rated youngster was a transfer target for half of the European big clubs, but decided to prove his worth in a smaller club first, before he accepts a bigger challenge in the future.
Coach Juan Carlos Osorio confirmed that Lozano had not travelled to Sochi with the rest of El Tri but would return on Tuesday, one day before Mexico’s second game against New Zealand. Mexico drew 2:2 with UEFA Euro 2016 winners Portugal in a thrilling encounter and will wait on the now former Pachuca player to arrive and help the team out for their forthcoming matches.
Hirving Lozano has amazingly agreed to a six-year contract which most definitely shows the club’s ambition to tie the player down to a longer period of time, but also to a bigger selling fee should others become interested in the future.
The popular “Chucky” will return to Eindhoven to put pen to paper on the deal after the Confederations Cup is over for his country.
He becomes the fifth Mexican player to join PSV after Carlos Salcido, Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez, Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno.