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Man United have offered close to £51m to agree deal for Lille wonderkid this summer



Man United have offered close to £51m to agree deal for Lille wonderkid this summer

Manchester United are keen to sign Lille defender Leny Yoro who favors Real Madrid move according to Spanish publication AS.

Manchester united are in the transfer market for a new centre-back with Raphael Varane set to leave the club when his contract expires this month.

One of the top players on their radar is Yoro, and according to AS today, United has already made a move and is “very serious” about signing him. United has previously made an offer that is “very close” to Lille’s £51 million asking price.

Real Madrid is a huge fan of the Frenchman as well, but they are hesitant to shell out more than £34 million for Yoro, whose deal expires in June 2025.

Although Lille would want to sell to the highest bidder, they could have to persuade Yoro, who seems determined to join the European champions.

It is reported that the ‘very ambitious‘ star could be prepared to join Madrid on a free transfer next summer if he does not make the move this year.

Yoro is one of the best young centre-backs in Ligue 1. He had an impressive breakthrough season with Lille where he completed 92 percent of his passes.

The teenager also won 63 percent of his duels with 3.9 recoveries and three clearances per game. He lost possession on just five occasions per appearance.

United are willing to come close to the financial demands of Lille, but they face a huge task of persuading the Frenchman to move to Old Trafford this summer.