Rangers boost as reported £32m Napoli winger “at risk” of missing clash
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Rangers boost as reported £32m Napoli winger “at risk” of missing clash

Rangers could be handed yet another Napoli injury boost heading into their clash with the current Serie A leaders as Hirving Lozano emerges as a doubt Luciano Spalleti’s side.

The 27-year-old Mexico winger is considered a key player for this Napoli side but missed training on Monday ahead of the clash with Rangers.

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This – according to Calcio Mercato – is due to a bout of the flu which has put Hirving Lozano at risk of missing Napoli’s rearranged trip to Glasgow later in the week.

The report claims that Hirving Lozano’s presence in the match is “increasingly at risk” despite the fact the winger played 33 minutes in the weekend’s 1-0 win over Spezia.

Napoli paid a reported £36m to bring the winger to Italy from PSV Eindhoven in 2019 and Hirving Lozano has gone on to become a regular fixture in this team.

Since joining the Naples side, Hirving Lozano has played 121 games for the club, netting 26 times and laying on 14 assists, with the ex-Pachuca star also scoring 15 goals for Mexico in 56 games.

The news comes after Napoli confirmed star striker Victor Osimhen will miss the clash due to a muscle injury, something which represents another major boost to Rangers.

Napoli could be without Hirving Lozano for Rangers clash

All things considered, Napoli still have a wide variety of attacking options with Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in particular enjoying a flying start to life in Italy.

Rangers too do not have their injury problems to seek and head into this match with doubts surrounding up to nine first-team players.

Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe, Filip Helander, John Souttar, Alex Lowry, Tom Lawrence and Nmandi Ofoborh will all definitely miss out whilst there are doubts surrounding a couple of other first-teamers.

James Tavernier went off against Ajax due to a knock whilst Ben Davies has seen little football since his summer move from Liverpool.

Meanwhile, the SFA’s latest statement to Scottish football means Rangers fans can expect to look our their scarves this weekend.