Real Madrid's bid to snatch away from PSG another player

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Like PSG, Real Madrid has its eyes on Leny Yoro, but the price demanded by LOSC cools the Spanish club, according to the Madrid-based newspaper Marca.

Considered one of the most promising central defenders in Europe, Leny Yoro (18) stayed with Lille this winter despite interest from several major European clubs, including PSG. As revealed by RMC Sport on January 16, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also inquired this winter, but the matter did not progress further as LOSC closed the exit door for their protege.

"Big clubs called us, very big clubs, with whom I exchanged, and the positions were clear. There were never proposals or discussed sums on our side because we knew he would stay until the end of this season," said Lille's president, Olivier Letang, this past weekend at a press conference, ensuring that no formal offers were received or a price set for their young defender, whose contract expires in 2025 and does not seem inclined to renew.

Real Madrid plans to sign a central defender this summer

This Monday, Marca confirms that Real Madrid is very interested in Leny Yoro but points out that the price requested by Lille, around 60 million euros according to that source, is considered prohibitive by the Spanish club at the moment.

According to the Spanish newspaper, Real Madrid planned to sign a central defender in 2025, but the recent serious injuries to Eder Militao and David Alaba have led the Merengue club to reconsider its plan. Additionally, the future of Nacho Fernández, whose contract expires in 2024, remains uncertain.

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Real Madrid closely monitors Leny Yoro and believes that he fits perfectly into their sports policy of heavily investing in highly promising young talents. The mentioned media also notes that the French player has been represented by Jorge Mendes, a very powerful agent who, however, no longer has as much influence at Real Madrid as before.