Manchester United pursues Lille’s Leny Yoro, but the player prefers Real Madrid

Manchester United is reportedly bidding £51m for Lille star Leny Yoro, but he prefers a move to Real Madrid. Real Madrid has instructed Yoro and his representatives to resist higher bids, viewing him as a "strategic" signing. Both clubs are awaiting further transfer decisions, with Real Madrid securing Kylian Mbappe. United faces managerial uncertainty and Erik ten Hag's FA Cup win under scrutiny.


Manchester United is targeting Lille star Leny Yoro for defensive reinforcement in the upcoming transfer window, following a turbulent campaign and Raphael Varane’s departure. According to Marca, United has made a bid “above the market” worth £51m for the 18-year-old center-back. However, Yoro prefers a move to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have instructed Yoro and his representatives to be patient and resist higher bids from other clubs, as they view him as a “strategic” signing for the future. Contacts between the two sides continue, although Real Madrid have other transfer decisions to finalize, having recently secured Kylian Mbappe. United, seeking to revamp their squad after finishing eighth in the Premier League, are facing managerial uncertainty.

Erik ten Hag, despite winning the FA Cup, is under scrutiny, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe soon to announce a decision that will impact transfer activities. Yoro, a standout this season with three goals in 44 appearances, is a key target for both clubs, with Real Madrid appearing to have the edge due to the player’s preference.

Here is the skill highlight video of Leny Yoro. 

Leny Yoro

Leny Yoro

Defender, Midfielder


Age: 19

190 cm


Season 2023/2024
Played 32 2 Missed
Minutes 2672 83.5 Avg
Goals 2 0.1 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 10 0.3 Avg
Passes 1862 58.285.4% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 32 times for 2672 minutes for Ligue 1.

Leny Yoro scored 2 goals for LOSC Lille. He procured no assists. He received 5 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Ligue 1. In the last match LOSC Lille drew 2-2 against Nice.

LOSC Lille performance and stats

LOSC Lille

Manager: Paulo Rodrigues Fonseca
Rank 3rd
Win 16
Draw 10
Loss 7
Goals 50-32
Diff 18
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 2
Loss 0
Goals 10-2
Diff 8

LOSC Lille is currently 3rd in the Ligue 1 with 58 points.

In the last 34 games, it has won 16 times, drawn 11 times, and lost 7 times. In its last match, LOSC Lille drawn 2-2 against Nice.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 50 goals and conceding 32.​

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