‘Hope We Sign Him’ ‘Better Not Be Lying’ Fans React As Di Marzio Claims Liverpool Are “Pushing” To Seal £51M Deal

Liverpool are “pushing” to sign Lille centre-back Leny Yoro, according to Sky Sport Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.

The journalist, who has a patchy record when it comes to reliability, claims that the Reds are keen to beat Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester United to the 18-year-old’s signature:

Fans on X are excited about the prospect of Yoro moving to Anfield but some are sceptical about the accuracy of Di Marzio’s reporting:

Other sources are also claiming Liverpool are pursuing Yoro

Di Marzio is not the only journalist who has reported the Reds’ interest in the teenager. RMC Sport correspondent Fabrice Hawkins also believes that the Merseysiders are in the mix.

Of course, with so many teams keen on securing Yoro’s services, there is still no guarantee that the Frenchman will end up at Liverpool.

Lille are under pressure to sell the defender

Yoro only has a year left on his contract and there has been no indication that the centre-half is willing to extend his current deal. It leaves Lille in a bit of a predicament.

Back in January, it was reported that the Ligue One side had slapped a €90m (£77m) price tag on Yoro. However, with the club now fearing that he could leave for nothing next year, they are now willing to do a deal for €60m (£51m).

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.