Manchester United want Real Madrid's French target, ready to make €60 mn bid for teen defender: Report

Real have asked Ligue 1 star's agent to turn Old Trafford down

Leny Yoro Defender Leny Yoro of Lille | Twitter

Manchester United are looking to steal French wonderkid Leny Yoro from Real Madrid's clutches, reports suggest. Ligue 1 side Lille's 18-year-old defender Yoro is said to be a priority target for European champions Real Madrid. 

Meanwhile, Manchester United, who recently signed English prodigy Silva Mexes, is willing to make a $65 million (€60 million) offer for the teenage defender who made 32 appearances in the recently concluded season. The Red Devils believe Yoro is an ideal option to solve their issues in the back. 

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It was earlier reported that Leny Yoro is worth $109 million but Real Madrid remain undeterred to bring him on board.

According to reports, Real Madrid is aware of the situation involving the Premier League team. The Spanish giants, who confirmed the arrival of Kylian Mbappe from PSG a few days ago, have asked Yoro's agent that they are very much interested in him, reported The Lille star needs to be patient, beginning with telling Manchester United a vehement no, Madrid have reportedly communicated to the agent. 

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Meanwhile, media has earlier reported that Manchester United confirmed the departure of Anthony Martial, Raphael Varane and Brandon Williams, alongside reserve players Charlie McNeill, Marcus Lawrence and Kie Plumley heading into the summer. They are hellbent on finding young recruits so that a long-time revival project can be in place to become the powerhouse they once were. 

Yoro's current contract with Lille expires in June 2025. Los Blancos hoped the asking price to come down over the months. But the arrival of wealthy bidders may force the La Liga champions to reassess the situation.

Leny Yoro is being tracked as part of Real Madrid's "long-term operation", news reports had earlier said. His fellow countryman Eduardo Camavinga (21), Turkey's Arda Guler (19), and Brazil's Endrick (17) are some of the players who arrived at Bernabue recently as part of the project. 23-year-old Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies is also expected to join Real from Bayern Munich. 

France captain Kylian Mbappe has joined Real Madrid as a free agent on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said on Monday, ending a transfer saga that rumbled on for years. "Real Madrid C. F. and Kylian Mbappe have reached an agreement whereby he will be a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons," the Spanish champions said in a statement

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