Real Madrid have made it a habit of going for the signing of the best young talents across the globe in recent years. That policy has helped them secure the signings of players like Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, Eduardo Camavinga, and more recently Endrick and Arda Guler.
Over the past few months, apart from signing Guler from Fenerbahce, Los Blancos have been showing interest in several other young prospects such as Ivan Fresneda, Izan Merino, Robert Renan, and Matheus Franca, among others.
Now, a fresh report from journalist Fabrice Hawkins claims that Real Madrid are also interested in Lille’s 17-year-old centre-back Leny Yoro and have already made an enquiry for the teenage prodigy.
Yoro has been with Lille since 2017 and has made tremendous progress at the French club. Given his immense potential, the 17-year-old defender has been fast-tracked to the first-team setup as he made his senior debut for Lille in May last year, aged 16 years and six months.
Yoro saw more involvement with the first team in the 2022/23 campaign as he featured 13 times in Ligue 1 and twice more in the Coupe de France.
Considering his potential and rapid progression, it appears that Real Madrid have been alerted, with the Merengues asking about the 17-year-old defensive prospect.
However, Los Blancos are not the only European giant whose interest has been piqued by Yoro as Bayern Munich and PSG have also made enquiries for the teenager.
For now, though, Yoro will remain at Lille for the upcoming season and Les Dogues will try and tie him down to a new contract, with his current one expiring in 2025.
As far as Real Madrid’s interest is concerned, it remains to be seen if there is any progress made beyond the initial enquiry.
Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report
Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.
The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.
Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.
Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti
Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).
There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.
After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.
Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.
The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.
Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.
Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat
It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.
“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.
With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.