After talks, Manchester City has been instructed to pay £78 million for Guardiola’s target.
The price that Manchester City will pay to recruit Lille’s Leny Yoro, a player Pep Guardiola is interested in, has finally been disclosed.
Le10sport in France released the figure.
What’s new with Leny Yoro, the Manchester City target? Let’s examine this.
Update on Leny Yoro
Le10sport, however, reported that Manchester City had begun negotiations to sign the 18-year-old.
The French news source also mentioned Manchester United’s involvement in the talks.
Le10sport has updated us to say that Lille wants to sell the defender for €90 million (£78 million) in 2024.
Yoro is rumoured to be wanted by PSG and Liverpool in well, and Lille hopes to start a bidding war by putting a £78 million price tag on the player.
Of course, in the summer, a deal might be reached for less than £78 million.
Le10sport claims that Lille put Yoro at such an exorbitant valuation since they were contacted in January about a possible sale, which the Ligue 1 team has no interest in considering.
This season, the teenager has been a revelation for Lille, making 21 appearances and scoring three goals to establish himself in the starting lineup.
The cost should deter Manchester City.
Even though Manchester City is among the few teams that can truly afford to pay the requested amount, the Citizens must refrain from doing so.
Yoro still has a lot to prove, and investing £78 million in an 18-year-old who has only made 37 senior club games would be a significant risk.
After all, Josko Gvardiol, who is still getting used to the Etihad Stadium, was only recently acquired by Manchester City for £77.6 million.
According to Gary Neville, the Croatian has had difficulties.
Consequently, it would be prudent to prioritise Gvardiol and see to it that the Croatian international adjusts to life in the Premier League before shelling out yet another enormous sum for a second defensive possibility.