Real Madrid in touch with LOSC Lille regarding Leny Yoro

La Liga champions Real Madrid have reportedly contacted Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille regarding a summer move for 18-year-old French wonderkid Leny Yoro.

According to reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Leny Yoro is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The 18-year-old is the top target for the Merengues to bolster their defensive unit in the summer transfer window. And the reigning La Liga champions have contacted Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille over a possible move.

The Leny Yoro advent

Leny Yoro has seen his stock skyrocket before turning 20. A native of Saint-Maurice, he graduated from the youth division at LOSC Lille before making his first-team bow as a 16-year-old. Since then, the Frenchman has gone from strength to strength, becoming a mainstay at the back for Les Dogues.

The 18-year-old turned out 44 times across all competitions in the 2023/24 season, chipping in with three goals. Meanwhile, Yoro’s progress has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid among his prospective suitors heading into the summer transfer window.

Widespread reports have also linked the French defender with Premier League bigwigs, with Liverpool and Manchester United pushing for his signature. However, the teenage defensive sensation has his heart set on joining Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid beckoning?

Real Madrid’s interest in Leny Yoro is understandable. The Merengues are scouring the market for a centre-back heading into the summer transfer window after losing Nacho as a free agent. In addition, Rafa Marin is closing in on joining Napoli. So, with Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba on the wrong side of 30, it behoves Real Madrid to sign a top-class central defender.

Yoro has thus emerged as a viable target for Real Madrid, with personal terms not an issue for either party. The Merengues have now contacted LOSC Lille regarding a move for the 18-year-old French defensive sensation, with the transfer fee a sticking point for both clubs.

Recent reports have pointed to Real Madrid setting a price limit to secure Leny Yoro’s services in the summer transfer window. So, it will be interesting to see how talks between the reigning La Liga champions and the Ligue 1 club progress amid differences over the potential transfer fee.

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