Liverpool’s bid for 18-year-old defender Leny Yoro depends on the asking price from Lille

Liverpool's bid for 18-year-old defender Leny Yoro depends on the asking price from Lille Transfers

With Joel Matip leaving Liverpool at the end of the season and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk on the verge of turning 33, it is time to look at a generational change in the centre-backs.

Basically, Liverpool are targeting left-handed centre-backs, but they are also looking at right-handed defenders. The departure of the French centre-back has been a topic of much discussion, with 18-year-old defender Leny Yoro’s name being mentioned by Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, who are serious about the Frenchman.

Regarding the interest from Liverpool, Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the transfer market, said that each club’s future moves will depend on how much Lille demand, but that there is no evidence that the Reds are actively moving forward at the moment.

“As I’ve mentioned previously, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are absolutely in the race for Yoro,”

“It’s also the case that Liverpool have been scouting him, but at the moment the situation is really based on what kind of price Lille will ask for – all clubs are basically waiting for that.”

“Liverpool could strengthen at centre-back this summer, as I’ve reported before, but let’s see if this scouting and monitoring of Yoro turns into anything more concrete. For now, it’s just normal scouting of a top talent, and my understanding is that PSG and Real Madrid are very much in the race for his signature.”

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Despite being only 18 years old, he has already made 60 appearances and has been selected for the France U-23 national team.He has now risen to become one of the most promising players in the world.

It remains to be seen whether he has a chance against Liverpool, who have less financial resources, but he is a gem who could be at the forefront in the next decade or more, and if he joins the club, he could be a regular contender.