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Real Madrid close to signing highly rated center-back, only inter-club agreement remains

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In the wake of captain and defender Nacho Fernandez’s departure, Real Madrid have swiftly identified Lille’s promising talent, Leny Yoro, as their prime target for reinforcement.

According to sources from Relevo, negotiations are progressing rapidly, with Yoro seemingly close to sealing a move to the Spanish capital. The 18-year-old French center-back has garnered significant interest from major clubs, but it appears his heart is set on donning the white of Real Madrid. This unwavering desire has led competitors like Liverpool and PSG to recede from the race.

The scenario brings a sense of déjà vu for PSG, who two years ago lost out on Aurélien Tchouaméni to Real Madrid. Now, history seems poised to repeat itself as Yoro edges closer to joining Los Blancos. Despite Liverpool’s interest, the young defender’s determination to join Real Madrid has been unwavering since he learned of their interest.

Yoro has instructed his agents to prioritize a move to Madrid, emphasizing his commitment to the club. Now, the final hurdle remains: reaching a satisfactory agreement with Lille. Real Madrid has made it clear that they see Yoro as a cornerstone of their future defense, and securing his transfer has become a top priority for the club.

Real Madrid prepare for life after Nacho Fernandez, the potential addition of Leny Yoro signifies a strategic move towards bolstering their defensive lineup with youthful vigor and promising talent.

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