Not going to give up on the Lille centre-back…Journalist on Liverpool’s move for Leny Yoro

Not going to give up on the Lille centre-back...Journalist on Liverpool's move for Leny Yoro Transfers

With Joel Matip also leaving and Virgil van Dijk approaching 33, a revamp of the centre-backs is inevitable. Along with Ibrahima Konate and Jarel Quansah, the club is looking for a young defender who can take charge of the final line.

Having made a move for Chelsea defender Levi Colwill last summer, it was thought that the club would target a left-footed centre-back again this summer. However, several media outlets and journalists have reported serious interest in 18-year-old LOSC Lille defender Lenny Yolo.

According to Ben Jacobs (sports journalist), the Reds have identified the young French defender as a top target for the next generation and are determined never to give up on acquiring him.

“Liverpool are serious about Yoro. They’ve been in direct contact with Lille to understand the terms, and they see him, as I would say, the top target in that position and very much a generational talent,”

“So they’re certainly not going to give up on the Lille centre-back.”


A move to Real Madrid is said to be the player’s first priority, but the Spanish club is not willing to pay an exorbitant transfer fee. They may also not have the budget to spend that much, as France international Kylian Mbappe will also be joining the team.

Other clubs interested include Manchester United, and the 18-year-old centre-back has been a popular brand name in this summer’s transfer market, so what choice will he make in his career…?