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Real Madrid want to increase French presence in squad with the addition of a teenage defender

Real Madrid are confident in securing the signing of Leny Yoro from Lille, despite strong interest from PSG, Liverpool, and Manchester United. Yoro, who has already established himself as a regular starter for Lille, was involved in 44 matches across all competitions last season and has recorded a total of 60 senior appearances for the French club. His impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, and several top European clubs have been vying for his signature. The 18-year-old center-back, who stands at 190 centimeters, has emerged as one of the most promising young talents in Europe, and his dream destination remains the Santiago Bernabéu.

Reports from England earlier today indicated that Manchester United had an official offer of £42 million plus bonuses accepted by Lille. Despite this, Yoro’s preference for Real Madrid remains unwavering, and the Spanish giants are working diligently to finalize the deal.

In the past ten days, PSG, Liverpool, and Manchester United have all made renewed efforts to persuade Yoro to join their ranks. However, the young defender is waiting for Real Madrid to make their move. Negotiations between Real Madrid and Lille are ongoing, and reports from Spain suggest that Los Blancos’ plan is to sign and announce Yoro’s arrival before next Monday.

This potential transfer underscores Real Madrid’s strategy of investing in young, high-potential talents to secure the future of their squad. If the deal goes through, Yoro will become the 5th Frenchman in Los Blancos’ squad after Ferland Mendy, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and the most recent addition Kylian Mbappe.