An OM-PSG battle for a young L1 talent


By: Manu Tournoux

OM and PSG would have the same player in their sights to strengthen their squad in the more or less short term.

It is an obligation for PSG, a desire for OM: to strengthen the defensive sector and, if possible, from this winter. To do this, Parisians and Marseillais share the same passion. A choice for the future for sure since the player garnering the votes of the two behemoths of French football has only recently turned 18: Lille defender Leny Yoro.

Revealed among the Dogues last season, the international Espoirs tricolor confirms in this 2023-2024 financial year, he who is among Paulo Fonseca’s executives with his 14 matches played and his two goals scored under the red tunic. Faced with recurring injuries to Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe in this sector of play, PSG, convinced of the need to strengthen for the second part of the season, would be ready to go on the attack at the break to enlist the young Northerner.

Benatia’s favorite

A flattering interest, obviously, even if the person concerned for his part aspires to guarantees of playing time. Guarantees that OM would potentially be more inclined to offer him – in particular if Gennaro Gattuso persists in his new 3-4 system -3, with its three defensive pillars which are currently Chancel Mbemba, Samuel Gigot and Leonardo Balerdi. Not long ago, the new sports advisor of the Phocaeans confided to the Gazzetta dello Sport his admiration for the boy: “ In Lille I have a weakness for a player: Yoro, 18 years old. It’s not normal to have an 18-year-old player like Leny, with this maturity and the technical qualities he has. For me, he will be one of the best central defenders in France and probably in Europe. He is very balanced, and there is no doubt that he will be a very great player. »

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