Times Chief Reporter Drops Leny Yoro Transfer Claim After Liverpool Told to Watch for Summer ‘Bomb’

Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly “waiting in the wings” should negotiations between Real Madrid and Lille for Leny Yoro fall through.

That’s according to Martyn Ziegler of The Times, the French defender is also being pursued by Ligue 1 champions PSG this summer.

A fee of around £50 million is expected to be enough to lure the center-back away from the French league.

“Liverpool and Manchester United are waiting in the wings should Real Madrid’s interest in defensive prodigy Leny Yoro collapse,” the chief sports reporter wrote.

“The 18-year-old Lille centre back is regarded as a generational talent and will be allowed to leave this summer for a fee of around £50million.

“Real want Yoro, who attended their Champions League final success over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley two weeks ago, but Liverpool and United are also waiting in the hope a deal stalls and they can pounce.”

Yoro’s current contract will expire in 2025. Lille’s president, Olivier Letang, has approved the departure of the ‘generational’ defender, along with Jonathan David, this summer.

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Liverpool are also reportedly monitoring players like Willian Pacho and Waldemar Anton.

Fabrizio Romano Tells Liverpool Fans to Watch Out for Yoro

Depending on your perspective, this situation might feel either frustrating or exciting for Liverpool fans – it appears to be a waiting game.

Earlier today, Fabrizio Romano reinforced Ziegler’s update, advising fans to be patient and anticipate what could be one of the most impactful moves in the market in the coming weeks.

Hopefully, this will result in the Reds grabbing Europe’s attention with their transfer activities.

Liverpool recruitment department should prioritise availability as they assess potential targets in the market.

During Joel Matip’s tenure, Liverpool enjoyed world-class quality. However, the frequent injuries of both Matip and Ibrahima Konaté have often left us lacking on the right-hand side.

While a new approach might enhance Konaté’s availability, we ideally need a signing who can match Virgil van Dijk’s durability.

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