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Can Lozano become the next Chicharito?

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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has played his way into the history books since arriving to Europe from Guadalajara in 2010, winning 2 Premier League titles with Manchester United and going on to have successful stints at Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen.

Chicharito’s teammate at the international level, Hirving Lozano, is hoping to follow in his steps in Europe and has already started on the brightest of notes.

The 22-year-old is in his maiden campaign on the continent, having arrived Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven from Liga MX side Pachuca last summer.

Lozano currently leads the Dutch topflight goalscoring charts with 13 strikes in 22 league games, while also assisting teammates to 7 goals.

The Mexico international has helped power the league toppers to establish a 7-point lead, and is actually surpassing all expectations.

El Chucky is on his way to besting the early form of Hugo Sanchez, Chicharito and Jesus Corona in Europe, and if he keeps up the red-hot form heading to the World Cup, Mexico might finally advance beyond the round of 16 for the first time with his goals.

Lozano impressed at the Confederations Cup, and his 7 goals in 24 caps is an impressive return.

A big-money Premier League move by summer is on the cards post-World Cup for the winger, having been linked with the likes of Everton last month, and such move will go a long way to determine if the Mexican can crack it at the topmost level of European football.

Players from the Eredivisie have often struggled to hit the ground running in England, and all eyes will be on Lozano when he finally makes that dream EPL switch.

The early signs are promising for the prolific young forward, and it seems Mexico has finally found their next super star, after Chicharito first broke onto the European scene almost a decade ago.