Atlético de Madrid has once again demonstrated its strong vision to identify promising young players with exceptional potential in the world of football. This time the focus is on Leny Yoro, a talented central defender who is making waves with Lille in Ligue 1 this season. Born in Saint-Maurice in 2005, Yoro has attracted the attention of several top European clubs and Atlético are not far behind in their interest in this promising footballer.
The French sports press was the first to point out Atlético de Madrid’s interest in Leny Yoro, highlighting his striking similarities to former Real Madrid and France international Raphael Varane. Like Varane, Yoro is a defender with impressive height, which gives him an advantage in the air, but he also stands out for his speed on the field. Surprisingly, despite his position as a centre-back, Yoro has already contributed three goals for Lille this season, highlighting his versatility and ability to contribute in both areas of the field.
Lille’s revelation of the season, Leny Yoro, has caught the attention of other big-name clubs including Real Madrid and PSG. The reason for this interest is not only due to his impressive performance, but also the player’s contract situation, as his current contract expires in June 2025. This has sparked a race to sign him, with several European giants pursuing his talent.
Paulo Fonseca’s protégé has been an integral part of Lille’s starting XI since the start of the season and has played a total of 15 games in all competitions. For Atlético de Madrid, this represents an opportunity to strengthen its defense with a young and promising player who could follow in the footsteps of other successful signings on the French market such as Reinildo.