This summer, Paris Saint-Germain is targeting LOSC Lille’s defender Leny Yoro to bolster their backline with youth. The 18-year-old defender was on the capital club’s wishlist for the January transfer window, but no move occurred.
However, the capital club will face stiff competition from various Premier League clubs for the teenager. Nonetheless, Lille president Olivier Létang left the door open for Yoro to depart, considering his contract expires in 2025.
“Leny, we have had discussions with him for several years because a career is built and a player is developed in different areas,” Letang said (h/t Canal Supporters). “We are very attached to the human aspect, so we have a lot of exchanges, but it is not recent. There was a lot of excitement, I found, from the outside environment, while Leny and I were always very calm because it was clear and there was no possibility of departure.
“I spoke with very, very big clubs who called us. The positions have always been apparent. There have never been any proposals or sums mentioned on our side because, for us, it was clear that Leny would stay with us until the end of the season.”
Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool are keen on the Frenchman. However, the English sides do not desire to pay €70 million for the talented defender. So, will the transfer fee go down in the coming months?
Regardless of how they feel about the high fee, they will reportedly be back for Yoro. It will be interesting to see if, in the summer, the capital club makes this aggressive approach for the Frenchman, with him generating much interest from various top clubs in Europe.