Recently, Foot Mercato reported that Leny Yoro, a 17-year-old central defender from LOSC Lille, had given the green light to PSG. However, the president of the northern club has poured cold water on this information, stating that their young talent will not be transferred during the current winter transfer window.
The statements from Lille's president, Olivier Letang, were published through Le Parisien. "Yoro will not leave in January, so there are no negotiations, no discussions contrary to what some suggest. I read somewhere that I had set a price, which is completely false," declared Letang.
In this context, Lille and Olivier Letang are categorical: they do not want to hear about Yoro's departure. No formal contact has been established between the leaders of the two clubs, and currently, no meeting is scheduled for the coming days, as reported by the mentioned media outlet.
Having said that, Luis Campos, the sporting advisor of PSG, closely monitors Yoro, and his desire to sign him this winter is real but unlikely. Firstly, because the player may not have made a concrete decision about his future, and his contract runs until 2025, but mainly because he is not for sale.
President of Ligue 1 club denies selling young star to PSG
Therefore, for now, LOSC Lille seems to have rebuffed PSG, which is actively seeking a defensive reinforcement to compensate for the temporary absences of Milan Skriniar and Presnel Kimpembe.
While PSG remains keen on securing Yoro, the reluctance from Lille and the player's contractual situation may pose challenges to the swift realization of this winter transfer. The intricacies of these negotiations highlight the intricate dance between clubs during the transfer window, where aspirations and contractual obligations must align for a successful deal.
As the transfer saga unfolds, football enthusiasts will be keenly watching to see if a resolution can be reached before the window closes.