Manchester United is currently engaged in negotiations to secure the services of Leny Yoro from Lille, but the club faces the challenge of meeting a substantial amount to finalize the deal before the deadline.
According to Christopher Michel, the defender has captured the interest of Man Utd, and Lille has communicated an asking fee ranging between 80-90 million euros (£69m-£77m), which could be accepted this month.
Michel reports that delaying the move to the summer transfer window could potentially allow Man Utd to sign Yoro for a reduced amount, estimated to be around 50-60 million euros. Despite this, the club is hesitant to pay such a fee for the 18-year-old center-back, especially with competition from Barcelona for his signature.
With only 18 months left on his contract with Lille, the mentioned valuations, particularly the £69m-£77m fee, are deemed exceedingly high.
Yoro has delivered exceptional performances in the current season, contributing to Lille’s 13 clean sheets in 20 starts. It’s understandable that top clubs are vying to secure his services.
The decision to wait until the summer transfer window poses the risk of heightened competition for the young defender’s signature. Given the ongoing defensive challenges at Old Trafford, addressing the backline remains a priority for manager Ten Hag in the current transfer window.
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