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Could Napoli’s Lozano be on his way to China?

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According to comments made by Rafael Benitez, he has discussed taking Hirving Lozano from Napoli to China.

Rafael Benitez reveals he discussed the potential transfer of Hirving Lozano with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Hirving Lozano is Napoli’s club-record signing, at 42 million Euros. The Mexican international arrived with all the hype and fanfare of a soon to be legend.

However, he has struggled to settle in Naples.

His form has been a mere shadow of what he displayed at PSV Eindhoven and convinced the Serie A side to spend so big on him.

It now appears that the Italians have considered getting rid of the 24-year-old attacker after less than 12 months.

According to former Napoli boss Rafael Benitez, who is currently employed by Dalian Pro of the Chinese Super League, a potential move was discussed in January.

Speaking to Corriere Dello Sport the Spanish tactician said:

“We kept in touch, there’s mutual respect.”

 “We spoke in January and exchange between Lozano and Carrasco could be done.”