What could Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano’s salary be at San Diego FC?

Hirving “Chucky” Lozano's long-rumored move to FC San Diego It appears to be getting closer than ever as the MLS expansion team closes in on its first designated player signing.

The 28-year-old forward spent seven years in Europe with PSV Eindhoven and Napoli, winning three league titles and becoming a key player in the Mexican national team. ESPN reports that Lozano's move to San Diego is nearing completion and has determined his potential salary range.

Lozano is expected to win $7-$9 million per year in MLSWhich makes him one of the top earners in the league. Reports suggest he could sign for San Diego this summer, before being loaned back to Europe ahead of San Diego's inaugural MLS season next year.

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Hirving Lozano won another title with powerhouse PSV Eindhoven this year.Maurice Van SteenEvie

For San Diego, this could be a wise investment. When LAFC joined MLS in 2017, they brought him on Carlos Vela To lead the project, the Mexican star has proven tremendous success, both on the field and commercial levels. He broke the league's single-season scoring record in 2019 and led the team to the American League Cup in 2022.

Who are the highest paid players in Major League Soccer?

Acquiring Lozano's services at the age of 28 would be a major coup in a league where top talent typically arrives at the end of their careers. The athletic challenge proposed by San Diego, coupled with important cultural ties, seemed to have drawn Lozano to the MLS.

Also a factor, undoubtedly, is the salary San Diego offers, which is enough to make him One of the five highest-paid players in the league. It looks like he would earn about the same amount Sergio Busquets And Xherdan ShaqiriJust behind Lionel Messi And Lorenzo Insigne.

Current top earners in MLS (guaranteed salary)

  1. Lionel Messi– Inter Miami – $20.4 million
  2. Lorenzo InsigneToronto FC – $15.4
  3. Sergio BusquetsInter Miami – $8.8 million
  4. Xherdan ShaqiriChicago Fire – $8.2 million
  5. Sebastian Driusi– Austin FC – $6.7 million

Lozano would immediately find himself among the highest-paid players in the league if he joined San Diego and could soon be joined by another big star leaving Europe.

Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos He has been linked with a move to San Diego for months and looks set to leave Sevilla at the end of his current contract with the Spanish club. Ramos would likely demand a designated player spot and a big salary if he moved to the West Coast.


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