Manchester United Moves Step Closer To Sign Leny Yoro

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Manchester United are interested in signing the young French defender Leny Yoro from Lille. Apart from Manchester United other big European clubs like Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Paris-Saint-German are all eager to sign the French sensation. The Red Devils believe they are in a good position to sign the 18-year-old. United are prepared to beat Champions League winner Real Madrid in the chase to sign the Frenchman.

New players to join United’s backline in the summer

United is looking for a new center back in the summer. Manchester United defender Rafael Varane announced that he will leave the club at the end of this month, upon the expiry of his contract after serving three seasons at Old Trafford. Victor Lindelof’s future in United is also uncertain as Turkish Club Fenerbahce targets Lindelof for a possible move in the summer. Man United is looking for young talents for the defense. Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite is one of the targets of Manchester United. But the toffees are demanding around 70M for Branthwaite. So, it seems unlikely that United will be able to sign Branthwaite for a transfer fee of 70M.

If United fails to seal the deal of Jarrad Branthwaite their other targets will be Marc Guehi of Crystal Palace and Max Killman of Wolves. But Leny Yoro is the primary target of United. It is reported that United made contact with Lille to express their interest in signing Leny Yoro in the summer.

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Leny Yoro is a young talents . The Frenchman made 44 appearances last season for French club Lille, helping Lille to finish fourth position last season. Lille has the joint third-best defensive record in the league with Brest, conceded only 34 goals in 34 games. Leny Yoro contributed significantly in the back line. Yoro has huge potential and he can make a difference in the pitch. In the last campaign, Yoro had a pass completion of 92% and won 66% of his duels with 2.9 clearances. Leny Yoro’s outstanding performance keeps him in the Franch’s preliminary squad for the 2023 Paris Olympics.

Will Leny Yoro Join Manchester United?

According to Romano, Leny Yoro personally wants a move to Real Madrid. However, the Spanish report claims that Real Madrid is not willing to spend the required money to sign Yoro. So the Red Devils are in a good position to sign the 18-year-old. Liverpool is also in the race to sign him. Arne Slot’s side also wants to strengthen their backline in the summer transfer window. So, United have to beat the Reds in order to get the Frenchman.

Lille are reportedly asking a transfer fee of around 50M for the French defender. As per multiple reports, Manchester United’s starting budget ahead of the transfer window is 50M. The Red Devils are set to sell some big names in the summer to generate more money. However, the question remains whether United are willing to pay that much amount for one player.

Reports as per, The Peoples person

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