Man City and Man Utd join chase for French wonderkid

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester City and Manchester United have actively entered the race for Lille defender Leny Yoro.

Both City and United have recently made tangible approaches towards the 18-year-old talent, engaging with both him and his French club ahead of the upcoming winter transfer market, according to Le10 Sport.

Yoro is regarded as one of the most promising players in the French league and has garnered interest from several top European clubs.

The two Manchester clubs are now leading the chase, having initiated discussions to bring Yoro on board.

Manchester City and Manchester United’s direct involvement marks a significant step in the pursuit of the young defender.

Lille, keen to retain Yoro, is pushing for a contract extension to keep him at the club. However, they are also considering a deal that would be agreeable to all parties.

With Yoro’s contract set to expire in June 2025, the interest from the Manchester rivals could significantly influence the young player’s career path, potentially leading to a high-profile move to the Premier League.