Paris Saint-Germain is scouting emerging French talent as a critical aspect of their latest initiative in collaboration with sporting advisor Luis Campos. The focal point for the capital club in this endeavor is Leny Yoro from Lille OSC.
Yoro will likely become the next highly coveted French talent, given that Les Dogues may need to part ways with him this summer, considering his contract expiration in 2025.
Lille could receive a significant fee, with PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Real Madrid keen on the player. The question is, what’s the asking price for the 18-year-old?
Fussball.news reporter Christopher Michel reveals that Lille is asking for a transfer fee of €80 million to €90 million this winter for Yoro. However, the asking price will decrease in the summer, with the French club wanting between €50 million and €60 million for the teenage defender.
Lille demande une indemnité de transfert de 80 à 90 millions d'euros cet hiver pour Yoro !
Lille veut 50 à 60 millions d'euros pour cet été concernant Yoro.
ManUnited et le Bayern sont également intéressés.
Christopher Michel 🇩🇪🗞 https://t.co/tg2sbxkh7i
— Paris_SGINFOS (@Paris_SGINFOS) January 17, 2024
The asking price from Lille does make sense, as they’re in a race for a UEFA Champions League spot for the 2024–25 season. Lille is four points behind second-place OGC Nice, so losing Yoro during the January transfer window will hurt their chances. They probably want to be compensated should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Nonetheless, expect this saga to heat up this summer.