Real Madrid close to signing young prospect who plays against Mbappé in Ligue 1

Real Madrid could sign another player from Ligue 1 apart from Kylian Mbappé.

By Emmanuel Mendez

A player Real Madrid wants could soon decide to join them this summer.
A player Real Madrid wants could soon decide to join them this summer.
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As the rumors grow each passing day that Kylian Mbappé from PSG will join Real Madrid this summer as a free agent, the Spanish giants also are planning to sign more young, talented players. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and the club have shown a lot of interest in young players recently, and they want to build a solid squad that can dominate Europe for over a decade. While signing one of the best players in the world can do so much for Real Madrid, the club wants to prioritize building the best players in the world as well. One of Mbappé's opponents in Ligue 1 is building lots of hype in France, and Real Madrid is set to be close to signing him this summer.

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Many clubs in Europe are after Lille's young center-back, Leny Yoro. Reports in recent weeks suggested that Real Madrid were also showing interest and they were leading the race. New reports in recent days suggest that the player wants to join Real Madrid this summer, and the club has also prioritized the player to join next season.

The Athletic reports that Real Madrid has received positive indications from Jorge Mendes regarding Leny Yoro’s intentions. There is confidence in the work that has been done for months. Yoro intends to decide his future this month as his contract with Lille expires next year. Real Madrid would move ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United. Yoro played 26 Ligue 1 matches with Lille this season, scoring two goals. He has an amazing prospect for Lille and might join Real Madrid along with Mbappé this summer.

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Leny Yoro looks up to a Real Madrid legend

Yoro was asked about the best center-back he has seen in Ligue 1, and he mentioned Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos. Yoro said, "Best CBs I've ever seen in Ligue 1? Number 1 is Sergio Ramos. An incredible defender who inspired a lot of young players like myself when I was little."

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