The 21-year-old forward will join his teammate Andres Guardado at the Dutch club, reaching a six-year agreement through the summer of 2023
Mexico international Hirving Lozano has reached an agreement to join PSV on a six-year deal, the Dutch club announced Monday.
The news ends a long transfer saga for the 21-year-old who led Pachuca to a Liga MX and CONCACAF Champions League title and reportedly had Manchester City, Benfica and Celta de Vigo among his other suitors.
— PSV International (@psveindhoven) June 19, 2017
On Monday, Lozano, known as “El Chucky” thanks to his childhood pranks remniscent of the horror movie villian, left the Mexico camp where he is with El Tri for the Confederations Cup to sign the deal in Eindhoven. He’ll be back with the national team Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday’s match against New Zealand.
The deal will run through the summer of 2023, the Eredivisie club announced, with Lozano set to join the team ahead of its Europa League qualification matches.
“I’m glad it finally succeeded. We spent more than six months working on this transfer and some creativity was needed to eventually get the transfer through,” PSV technical director Marcel Brands said in a statement.
Lozano generally plays as a left winger, though he is right-footed and has played on both the right wing and in the center at times during his career.
Pachuca released a video of president Jesus Martinez thanking Lozano and those who helped develop the player as he prepared to sign the paperwork to finalize the deal.
“We hope that in many years your career will bring you back to this great institution, Club Pachuca,” Martinez told Lozano in the video. “I love you, enjoy it all.”