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Man Utd can now sign French star after new update, offer has already been made

Manchester United have been handed a boost in signing Lille defender Leny Yoro amid interest from Real Madrid, according to Mundo Deportivo (page 24).

Lille president Oliver Letang recently confirmed that Yoro will leave the French outfit this summer with his contract expiring next year.

The 18-year-old is keen to join Madrid, but they are far from finalising an agreement with Les Dogues for his signature.

Los Blancos are reluctant to pay more than £34 million, considering the Frenchman’s contract situation.

However, Lille are holding out for at least £51m for their prized asset. Only United have made an offer close to the reported valuation.

Yoro reportedly intends to wear the Madrid shirt but does not want to wait.

If a move to Spain is not possible, he would accept a proposal from either United or Paris Saint-Germain.

United handed a big boost in signing Yoro

Yoro is one of the best young central defenders in France. He had a superb breakthrough season last term as Lille qualified for the Champions League.

Yoro has shown maturity beyond his years and would be an ideal replacement for Raphael Varane for the right centre-back position. He has similar attributes as his compatriot.

United are stepping up their interest in Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, but they could also secure the services of Yoro, who is regarded as a ‘unique market opportunity‘.

They have now been handed a boost due to Madrid’s reluctance to meet the price tag. The player’s changing stance suggests they could become favourites to sign him.

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