Leny Yoro Lille
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According to a report by Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Real Madrid are trying every trick in the book to land defender Leny Yoro from Lille.

The centre-back will leave Lille in the summer and he has hopes of playing for Madrid. Manchester United, Liverpool and also PSG are interested in signing the youngster but the Los Blancos will ask Yoro to reject all these offers.

With just one year remaining on his current deal, Real Madrid are planning to offer around €30-40 million for the 18-year-old which is lower than what Lille are demanding. Even Madrid know this very well which is why they will reportedly ask Leny Yoro to snub all other approaches so that the Ligue 1 side have no other option but to send him to the Bernabeu.

Can Leny Yoro be a successful signing for Madrid?

Honestly speaking Real Madrid need to sign Alphonso Davies with more urgency but Ancelotti also needs to add depth to his centre-back position.

The Spanish side have also been linked with Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and Arsenal’s William Saliba but we don’t think Perez is going to spend so much money on a central defender.

Yoro has been brilliant for Lille this season, featuring in 32 Ligue 1 games and the 18-year-old is definitely a future superstar. Players like Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba will start deteriorating in two or three seasons and by that time, Leny Yoro will have become a seasoned pro at the Bernabeu.

Paying €50-55 million for an 18-year-old who will become a free agent next year does not make sense but if Madrid can sign him for €30-40 million then he will be a great acquisition.

Will the centre-back refuse three major European clubs just to join Real Madrid?

Madrid are banking on the youngster’s desire to play at the Bernabeu but if the Los Blancos don’t make a prompt move then Leny Yoro will start having second thoughts.

It’s not every day that clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and PSG are interested in you and only an absolutely clear-minded player will have the courage to snub so many major clubs and stay put for a move to Real Madrid.

Man United, PSG and Liverpool will hope to outbid Real Madrid by meeting Lille’s financial demands and Madrid will only remain the favourites if they can set the ball rolling as soon as the transfer window opens. If they want to wait until the end of the EURO then it might be too late.