Lozano could be a head over heart move by Manchester United

Hirving Lozano of Mexico appears dejected during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Mexico and Sweden at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 27, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a bid for the Mexican winger.

Hirving Lozano of Mexico is challenged by Joshua Kimmich of Germany  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in...

Mexican forward Hirving Lozano left football fans around the global purring with his dynamic and fearless performances at the 2018 World Cup.

Jose Mourinho appears to have been one of those fans, with the Mirror reporting that a Manchester United bid for Lozano is imminent.

The report came just a few days before Cristiano Ronaldo, potentially United's greatest right winger of all time, moved to Juventus for €100 million. 

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal at Fisht Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Sochi, Russia.

According to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, the Red Devils were offered Ronaldo by Real Madrid but declined the opportunity.

While the signing of Lozano may look disappointing in the fallout of the Ronaldo transfer, it could represent the club acting with their head rather than their heart.

Bringing Ronaldo, who at the age of 33 remains one of the best players in the world, back to Old Trafford could've been a fairytale story and might've given United the boost they needed to topple Manchester City and return to the top of English football.

But the signing would never have been a longterm fix and may have hampered the team's development moving forward.

Hirving Lozano of Mexico and Casemiro of Brazil compete for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in...

In bringing Lozano, a 22-year-old coming off a 19 goal and 11 assist season in the Netherlands, United would be both filling a current need, the lack of right-wing options, and looking to the future.

Additionally, the Mirror report has the fee for Lozano as £35.4m, which leaves space in the budget for United to address some of their other issues, most notably at centreback. 

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