Real Madrid have secured the signing of FC Porto defender Eder Militao, who will progress toward becoming Zinedine Zidane‘s first recruit in his second spell at Madrid.
An official press release on the Real Madrid site confirmed the Brazilian will join on a six-year deal this summer, with the fee, with a buy-out clause in the player’s Porto contract, reported to be around €50m (£42.7m).
“Real Madrid and Porto have agreed on the transfer of the player Éder Militão, who will be linked to the club during the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025.”
Zidane has evidently given the approval for the signing and Militao has effectively completed his medicals The contract is required to keep running for a long time, lapsing in 2025. Eder Militao will hope to follow in the strides of former Los Blancos defender Pepe.
The Brazilian naturalized Portuguese spent a decade at the club in the wake of moving from FC Porto and is recognised as a standout amongst the best central defenders to have played for the Spanish giant. In the event that Militao can recreate a portion of the success of his current FC Porto colleague, he will certainly have a splendid future.
Sadly, the arrival of a young centre -back specifically impacts another Madrid youngster, Jesus Vallejo. The talented defender from Real Zaragoza is expected to leave on loan or sold altogether to make space for Militao. Vallejo has had a torrid time with niggling injuries, playing only a few games in the span of 2 seasons.
With Vallejo’s injury record, the club felt it was imperative to fortify the centre-back position, Militao ought to provide much necessary profundity. The Brazilian also has the adaptability to play at right-back, where he started with Sao Paolo, and FC Porto. Vinicius JR, Rodrygo, and Eder Militao—Real Madrid will have three of the promising talents to rise up out of Brazil as of late; developing that talent will be critical to reaping the benefits of their Brazilian recruits.