Manchester United are looking to bring in France’s next superstar centre-back this month, as Erik ten Hag rebuilds his tired squad.
The Red Devils have been decimated by injury this season, with the backline feeling the effects more than most. Lisandro Martinez has been absent practically all season, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof have suffered with setbacks and Harry Maguire has been left to partner Jonny Evans this season.
With even Maguire missing now, however, United are entering the transfer market and could be seriously looking at defensive cover.
The teenager has been likened to Arsenal star William Saliba for his commanding presence in Les Dogues’ backline and new investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to want to use his Ligue 1 connections to get a deal done for around £60m.
There are conflicting reports from Le10Sport, however. One claim from the outlet says that a January window without any signings is possible, with INEOS wanting to refrain from serious investment this month.
The centre-back was named among FFT’s 50 most exciting teenagers to watch this season and has drawn attention from Liverpool, too.
Yoro is valued at €25m, according to Transfermarkt.
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