Napoli signed Mexican midfielder Chucky Lozano into a five-year contract as the Italian club is looking to dislodged Juventus for Serie A championship this season. The Italian club made the announcement on August 23rd.

Lozano signed a five-year contract worth 40 million Euros or 44 million US Dollars with the 24-year-old just came off from his impressive stint with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, which he was part of Eindhoven’s Dutch Eredivisie championship back in 2018.

He also scored 34 goals in 60 appearances in his two-year stay with the Dutch club.

“He’s a very good player, strong, we’ve watched him for a long time. The operation wasn’t easy. A player has arrived that increases the quality of the team. I spoke with him and he’s a serious and attentive boy who is coming to Naples with big desire,’’ said Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti via ESPN

Lozano was also a mainstay for Mexico men’s football since 2016. In 35 appearances, he scored nine goals.

The acquisition of Lozano was part of Napoli effort to booster their Serie A campaign after finishing second last season with 79 points, just behind eventual champion Juventus.

Lozano made his quick impact to the club in scoring one of Napoli’s three goals in a 4-3 loss against Juventus to open their 2018-2019 Serie A campaign last September 1st.

“When I scored the 3-2 in Juve-Napoli, [Cristiano] Ronaldo came to me and congratulated me,”  Lozano said in another article of ESPN after the game against the defending Serie A champion after he scored in the 68th minute and was congratulated by Juventus star Ronaldo in scoring a goal for his team.

“He welcomed me to Italy. It was a really nice thing because he is a spectacular player and at a very high level.’’

“I really enjoyed the game, because the team was great, despite the fact we played against top players – not just Ronaldo,” he disclosed.

Napoli is currently fourth in the latest Serie A table with six points as the team will also saw action in the UEFA Champions League this season.

 

Alexis Sanchez loans to Inter Milan by Manchester United

 

Alexis Sanchez looks to restart his football career after Manchester United loaned him to Inter Milan for a season. The Italian club announced the move last August 29th.

“On behalf of the entire Nerazzurri family, we’d like to wish him a very warm welcome and the best of luck,”  said Inter Milan in a statement quoted in an article of  BBC Sport.

Sanchez will join another former Manchester United player Romelu Lukaku, who signed with the club recently.

The 30-year-old is experiencing a disastrous stint with United after scoring three goals on 32 appearances on his first year with The Red Devils, after transferring from Arsenal which he scored 60 goals on 132 appearance during his four-year stint.

He was also part of the Arsenal team that won two FA Cups (2014, 2017) and FA Community Shield title (2017).

Before bringing his talent to the Premier League, Sanchez also played for Spanish powerhouse team FC Barcelona from 2011 to 2014, bringing home a La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and two Spanish Super Cup titles along the way.

He also scored 39 goals in 88 appearances for FC Barcelona.

Sanchez was also part of Chile men’s football team since 2006, found the back of the net 43 times in 131 appearances for the South American nation.

Inter Milan under new coach Antonio Conte will try to improve their fourth-place finish in the previous Serie A with their new acquisitions in Sanchez and Lukaku.

The Italian club will also compete in the UEFA Champions League this season.

 

Quote sources:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3917454/mexicos-lozano-seals-napoli-transfer

 

https://www.espn.com/soccer/napoli/story/3936193/lozano-ronaldo-congratulated-me-on-juve-goal

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49491677