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Man Utd Transfer News: Fabrizio Romano reveals the state of play of Red Devils’ Leny Yoro pursuit

Tom Weber

  • Updated: 11 Mar 2024 15:42 GMT
  • 3 min read
Fabrizio Romano

Fabrizio Romano has revealed the latest on Manchester United’s interest in Leny Yoro.

The Lille wonderkid continues to go from strength to strength after establishing himself as a starter in Ligue 1 at the tender age of just 17. The centre-back is being chased by seemingly every elite club in Europe, and for good reason.

Compared to the likes of Raphael Varane and Virgil van Dijk, the teenager is particularly interesting due to his contract, which is due to expire in 2025. Unless Lille can agree fresh terms with the 18-year-old, they will have to cash in on him in the summer.

The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd have been linked, while continental giants such as PSG and Real Madrid are said to be willing to ‘go to war’ over the youngster’s signature. Fabrizio Romano has now provided an update on Man Utd’s pursuit and also addressed the recent rumours that Lille have slapped a €100 million price tag on Yoro.

Leny Yoro
© IMAGO – Leny Yoro

Man Utd scout Yoro

Speaking to CaughtOffside, Romano has played down claims that the Red Devils have taken any concrete steps towards recruiting the wonderkid. “Leny Yoro is one of the most exciting talents who could be on the market this summer, and there have been fresh stories about Manchester United trying to win the race for the young Lille defender’s signature.”

“For now, my understanding is that there will be many clubs in the race. For sure Real Madrid are there, same for Paris Saint-Germain. Man United have sent scouts to follow him but at the moment, no more movement as [they are] still waiting for [the] new board to decide [on] summer transfer window plans.”

“It’s also important to note that Yoro will not be cheap for sure, but the final price is not clear yet as Lille president Olivier Letang will decide that around May.”

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