Leny Yoro already knows that Real Madrid are keen on signing him from June 30, when the summer transfer window opens. Lille, his current club, have also known about the interest for several weeks.
Los Blancos’ desire is clear and is in line with its investment in youth over the years, particularly from France, from where they have already snapped up Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.
The contract between the young player and the French team ends on June 30, 2025, which means that Real Madrid will be keep close tabs on him between now and then.
It is expected that Lille will lower their excessive financial demands, which are currently at 60 million euros for an 18-year-old player whose contract expires in a year and a half.
Real Madrid are beginning to realise that they need to bring in a centre-back next summer. Yoro is not the only option, but it is the one that fits best with the strategy of incorporating young players, and the Frenchman is only 18 years old.
Injuries have accelerated the search process, but there is still no definitive decision, although at the moment it weighs more on the arrival of a new central defender than on waiting until the summer of 2025. He signed the deal in 2022 at the age of 16, his first professional contract.
The biggest outlay
Everything that happens in the summer transfer market for Real Madrid will depend on the investment that will finally be made for the forward line, namely Kylian Mbappe and an operation that looks increasingly feasible, although officially it is still kept silent. That possible move will have its influence on the rest of the possible additions to the 2024/25 squad.
As MARCA has been reporting, the priority is the forward line. From there and the disbursement made in that operation considered a priority, the rest of the needs will be covered as long as they fit the budget and do not jeopardise the stability of the club.
As with Alphonso Davies, Yoro will not renew his contract if he intends to play for Real Madrid one day, more or less soon.
The race for the youngster will be one of depth and strategy, and one in which Real Madrid seem to have the advantage.
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