Born in Saint-Maurice in 2005, 18-year-old defender Leny Yoro has emerged as a rising star in the Ligue 1. He has started all but the opening and second games of the season, and has played a total of 39 games for Lille.
He has already made four appearances for the French U-21 national team. In France, where there are many promising players at every position, he is expected to be the next generation of center backs in the back line, and many mega clubs are interested in his progress.
According to Telefoot, Real Madrid, which wants to promote a generational change in its final line, is keen on the 18-year-old center back, who has attracted the attention of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, and is in a superior position in the race.
Atletico Madrid is also in the race for the 18-year-old center back, but Real Madrid is said to have the upper hand in the race due to their superior financial resources.
Madrid, who are also rumored to be in the market for French international Kylian Mbappe, will have to pay a huge amount of money for the transfer, even if it is a free transfer. The U-21 national team defender, who could require a certain amount of money, would also be a pain to acquire both.
Liverpool, on the other hand, is at a point in its development where Joel Matip is likely to retire at the end of the season, and it is time to reinforce with an eye on a generational change from Virgil van Dijk, and an 18-year-old center back who could play at the top level over the next 10 years would be an ideal candidate.
With the possibility of further development in the Ligue 1, will he be looking to make a step up in the transfer market this summer?