€60 million centre-back is Real Madrid's top target

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Real Madrid could do with another centre-back. That is safe to say. At times this season, they have had to do with any of them and Carlo Ancelotti has had to come up with creative solutions. Aurelien Tchouameni and Dani Carvajal started in the heart of defence in the game against Girona, which was one of the most important matches in the La Liga title race.

Los Blancos did end up winning the game comfortably. But still, it was not the ideal situation to be in, having to play two makeshift centre-backs in a game of that magnitude.

Despite calls from supporters, Real Madrid did not strengthen in the January transfer window. It always feels like the club work with a long-term vision in place and do not move away from it because of short-term problems.

It has to be part of the long-term vision to sign a centre-back though. This is an ageing backline, with three of the four centre-backs past 30 years of age while the one who is not, Eder Militao, is out with an ACL injury.

€60 million centre-back is Real Madrid's top target

As reported by Relevo, Leny Yoro is the most liked centre-back at Real Madrid, although the move seems complicated. Signing the French defender was ruled out in the winter due to the high transfer fee required, but that figure is expected to be reduced next summer.

Yoro is 18 years of age and already a regular starter for Lille. In France, he has been drawing comparisons with someone Real Madrid fans know well, Raphael Varane.

Real Madrid have proven that they have the ability to bring in talented youngsters and turn them into bonafide superstars at Santiago Bernabeu. Yoro certainly seems to have the potential to be one of the best centre-backs of his generation. Does a move to the Spanish capital lie in his future?