The Spanish giants have confirmed that they have closed an agreement in place which will see the talented defender link up with them over the summer.
Real Madrid have completed the €50 million signing of Eder Militao from Porto, with the defender signing a six-year contract. As the Blancos are facing Celta this weekend, a player like him would be quite useful for Zidane’s debut, but this centre-back will be available for the Frenchman only after the current season ends. If you would like to predict the outcome of the upcoming match, feel free to use Bet9ja promotion code, although the win could go either way, as Real are definitely shaken up after all the changes that have been made. The 21-year-old Brazilian was registered on the transfer radar of those at the Santiago Bernabeu for a long time. An agreement is now in place, with the Galacticos having got their target.
Militao has become the first addition made during Zinedine Zidane’s second run in the Spanish capital, with the Frenchman having moved quickly to land a top signing upon returning to Los Blancos. A statement released by Real on their official website read: “Eder Gabriel Militao is officially a new Real Madrid player, signing until 2025. The 21-year-old defender will join the club next season and is already a full Brazil international.”
“He comes to the Whites from Porto, where he has quickly become a star of the team in only his first year in the Portuguese League. He has been named the best defender in the league for the last five months in a row. A versatile footballer, Militao plays largely as a centre-back although he has also spent time at right-back. His speed, positioning and anticipation are his greatest assets, while he is also strong in the air. These qualities have been on consistent display since his arrival at Porto last summer as he has adapted swiftly to the European game.”
Militao only arrived to the European stadiums during the summer of 2018. Porto acquired him from the legendary brazilian side of Sao Paulo and handed him a five-year contract. He will have seen out less than 12 months of that agreement before moving to Madrid. Those at the Santiago Bernabeu are hoping that he proves to be a strong addition for the future.
A man who made his senior international debut for Brazil in September 2018 will join a defensive unit in Spain which has been far from greatness this season. The Galacticos have endured a difficult campaign as a result, with Zidane becoming the third man to fill their managerial hot-seat. He has enjoyed great success in that role before and will be hoping to see Militao help to deliver since he’s more than welcome on the Bernabeu.
For now, the South American is chasing down major trophies with Porto, with the Portuguese giants waiting to discover who they will face in the Champions League quarter-finals when the draw for the last eight is made on Friday.