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Real Madrid ready to propose creative solution to sign €60 million target



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Apart from Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies, Real Madrid are also going after Leny Yoro as a target for the summer transfer window.

The 18-year-old Lille centre-half has made a big impression in Ligue 1 and has top clubs across Europe gunning after his services.

Real Madrid, though, are understood to be favourites to land the teenager, ahead of clubs like PSG and Chelsea, who are also interested.

€60 million price tag an issue

However, according to SPORT, Lille’s €60 million price tag for Yoro is something of a hurdle as Real Madrid have no desire to pay that amount.

Yoro’s market value stands at around €40 million while the player is also entering the final year of his contract, which expires in 2025.

As such, Real Madrid are justified in not wanting to pay over the odds to sign Yoro, despite other clubs also lining up to sign him.

Leny Yoro (L) is a key target for Real Madrid. (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images)

An alternate solution

However, as per the report, Real Madrid are ready to propose a creative solution to resolve the matter which might work out in favour of everyone involved.

Indeed, Los Blancos are trying to negotiate a lower price for Yoro and could offer him on loan to Lille for the next season if they agree to a deal at a fee lesser than the €60 million demands.

With Nacho Fernandez set to renew his contract and stay for another year, bringing in Yoro next year would suit Real Madrid.

If Lille stick to their asking price and Yoro refuses to leave this summer for any other club apart from Real Madrid, they would risk losing him for free in 2025.

So, it will be interesting to see whether the Ligue 1 outfit would be open to the idea of accepting a lower fee if a loan spell is attached along with it.

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Shocking Modric, Vinicius, Cristiano fact makes Real Madrid fans ‘feel old’




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Luka Modric is set to stay with Real Madrid for another season, meaning he will have played more seasons with Vinicius Jr. (7) than he did with Cristiano Ronaldo (6). 

Feeling old yet? We thought so too!

Modric joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 after four seasons with Tottenham Hotspur. On the other hand, Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid in 2018. 

By the end of the 2023/24 season, Modric and Vinicius will have spent six seasons together. This is the same number of seasons Modric played with Cristiano Ronaldo, who was at Madrid from 2009 to 2018. 

However, with Modric set to stay for another season, he will surpass that, playing more seasons with Vinicius than with Ronaldo, the club’s all-time top scorer.

A new contract for Modric

It is important to note that Real Madrid and Modric have reached an agreement in principle for his contract renewal for another year.

Luka Modric will stay at Real Madrid for another season. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

At 38, Modric’s contract was set to expire at the end of the current season. For a while, it seemed the Croatian star might leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

However, things have changed recently, and Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new contract. 

Interestingly, Real Madrid have also offered a renewal to Toni Kroos with club president Florentino Perez personally involved in the negotiations.

Modric and Kroos will continue

Reports suggest that Modric has agreed to the new proposal, with an agreement in principle now in place. It is also expected that Kroos will accept his offer, meaning Real Madrid will keep both veteran players for another season.

The Croatian was reportedly willing to accept a pay cut and a reduced role in the team to continue playing for Real Madrid. This flexibility may have sped up the agreement process.

His willingness to adapt to a reduced role and accept a pay cut has likely influenced the club’s decision to renew his contract for one more year. 

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