PSV’s Hirving Lozano Set to Sign with San Diego FC on a DP Contract

Hirving Lozano in 2019
Hirving Lozano. Photo by Ian Tuttle/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9968696co)

San Diego FC, which is set to make its MLS debut in 2025, has just secured its first big-name player. According to multiple reports, San Diego is set to sign PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano.

Lozano, who also plays for Mexico’s national team, is expected to sign a designated player contract with a reported salary of up to $9 million annually. He will remain with PSV for the first part of the 2024-25 season and join San Diego in January.

According to soccer insider Fabrizio Romano, San Diego will officially confirm the deal at some point this week.

Hirving Lozano started his career in his native Mexico with Pachuca before securing a move to PSV in 2017. After two seasons in the Netherlands, Lozano joined Seria A side Napoli in a transfer worth $46.5 million. He won Coppa Italia in 2019–20 and Seria A in 2022-23 with Napoli before deciding to return to PSV last summer.

Lozano had a successful 2023-24 campaign with PSV, scoring six goals and adding three assists in 24 games played in the domestic league. He helped the club win Eredivisie for the first time since 2017–18.

Lozano is the fourth player to join San Diego ahead of their inaugural season in MLS. The club also has goalkeeper Duran Ferree, center-back Jeppe Tverskov, and forward Marcus Ingvartsen on their roster.

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