Hirving Lozano crosses the ocean to take San Diego FC to the next level

Player's arrival attracts new eyes to MLS
Hirving Lozano to debut in 2025
Hirving Lozano to debut in 2025 / BSR Agency/GettyImages

San Diego FC has opened its coffers to bring in a major talent from European football: Hirving Lozano. This signing demonstrates that the new MLS franchise is not planning to underperform in its debut in 2025. The Mexican star is expected to be a key player for the team and could easily become a game-changer.

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At 28, Chucky (as he is nicknamed) could have continued his career in Europe. He was one of Napoli's standouts, winning the Italian Serie A and Coppa Italia titles, then returning for a second stint with PSV Eindhoven, where he also had a strong season. However, he decided to end his time in Europe and cross the ocean to don the San Diego FC jersey for four seasons.

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Until he can make his official debut, Lozano will remain in the Netherlands on loan. Afterwards, he will delight MLS fans with his excellent passing distribution. To understand the significance of this signing, Lozano will earn between $7 million and $9 million annually, making it the third-highest-paid contract in the league, which will also benefit from his presence.

With his technical skill and speed on the flanks, Lozano is likely to attract fans from the neighboring country, who are passionate about football, to turn their attention to MLS. The league is no longer what it once was.

The arrival of players like Lozano, with extensive international experience, shows how MLS is becoming an attractive destination for global talent. This not only raises the competitive level but also increases the league's visibility on the world stage.