Liverpool presented with Leny Yoro transfer boost thanks to Euro 2024 decision

Leny Yoro of Lille
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Liverpool are continuing to be linked with a move for Lille defender Leny Yoro.

Rumours have been swirling for several weeks that the Reds may have an interest in signing the centre-back. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have also been frequently listed as potential suitors for Yoro this summer.

Lille president Olivier Letang confirmed this week that the club would allow Yoro to leave the club this summer. As a result, interest and speculation around the 18-year-old's future is likely to ramp up over the coming days and weeks.

The ECHO understands that Liverpool are keeping an eye on Yoro's future to potentially make a move this summer. However, the Reds are of the belief that Real Madrid are in pole position to sign the defender, but are open to stepping up their interest if an opportunity arises.

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Despite still being a teenager, Yoro was still handed 44 appearances for Lille last season under former manager Paulo Fonseca. As a result, Liverpool and other clubs across Europe are showing an interest in signing Yoro this summer.

Even though the summer transfer window is open, some clubs may have to wait to sign some of their transfer targets. Euro 2024 has officially begun after Germany's convincing win over Scotland, and now the month-long international tournament will see players across Europe go head-to-head.

However, despite an impressive season for Lille, Yoro is not part of the France squad for this summer's tournament. The 18-year-old has one appearance at under-23 level but is yet to receive his first cap for the senior squad.

With Yoro now enjoying his summer break and not having his season extended by playing international football, an opportunity is present for him to move clubs ahead of next season. This is a chance for Liverpool to get a deal done, but the same applies to Real Madrid and the other interested clubs.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool will act on their interest to sign Yoro or accept that the defender is likely to move to the Santiago Bernabeu instead. Regardless, it seems that the signing of a centre-back, following the departure of Joel Matip, has emerged as a transfer priority for Liverpool this summer.