Liverpool holding talks for £51M signing requested by Xabi Alonso Transfers

Liverpool holding talks for £51M signing requested by Xabi Alonso

Liverpool holding talks for £51M signing requested by Xabi Alonso

Liverpool have reportedly initiated formal discussions with French side Lille regarding a potential transfer move for Leny Yoro in the upcoming summer transfer window.

It's not the first time he's been linked with the Reds talks after French news outlet claimed in January that Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City had "made contact" with Lille to hold advanced "discussions".

So, what's the latest on Liverpool talks with Leny Yoro and Lille?

In their quest to bolster the back line for the 2024/25 season, the Reds seem determined to secure the services of a new defender.

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While names like Goncalo Inacio and Antonio Silva have surfaced in recent speculation, Yoro has emerged as another target on Liverpool's radar.

As outlined in a report by TEAMtalk, Liverpool have earmarked Xavi Alonso as the primary candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp, who is set to step down from his managerial role at the conclusion of the current season.

Talks have reportedly commenced with the Bayer Leverkusen manager, with a three-year contract offer on the table.

According to Marca (via TEAMtalk), Alonso has identified Yoro as his top priority should he make the move to Anfield. Negotiations have already begun with Lille to secure the 18-year-old's signature.

Liverpool holding talks for £51M signing requested by Xabi Alonso

The French club is allegedly seeking a fee in the region of £51 million for their prized asset, indicating that Liverpool may need to make a significant financial commitment to finalise the deal.

Despite interest from other clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, Liverpool appear to be leading the race for Yoro's signature.

With Joel Matip's impending departure from the club upon the expiry of his contract, Liverpool finds itself in need of a new defensive option, making Yoro an attractive prospect.

The 18-year-old has demonstrated promising qualities in Ligue 1, showcasing his speed, strength, aerial prowess, distribution skills, defensive acumen, and tactical intelligence.

Securing Yoro's signature would undoubtedly bolster Liverpool's defensive ranks, providing valuable reinforcement for the upcoming campaign. However, the outcome of negotiations remains uncertain, leaving fans eagerly anticipating Liverpool's potential defensive reinforcement in the upcoming transfer window.

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