Eder Militao Joins Real Madrid From Porto

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Real Madrid have completed the €50 million (£43m/$57m) signing of Eder Militao from Porto, with the defender set to link up with them on a six-year contract.

Militao, 21, becomes the first signing at Real since Zinedine Zidane returned as head coach on Monday, replacing the sacked Santiago Solari.

Militao had been playing with Porto since signing from Brazilian club Sao Paulo at the beginning of this season.

A statement on the club’s website said: “Real Madrid CF and FC Porto have agreed the transfer of the player Eder Militao, who will be linked to the club during the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025.

“He comes from Porto, where in his first season he has become one of the main protagonists of the Portuguese League. He has been named the best defence of the championship for five consecutive month

“Multi-purpose player, Militao plays central, although he has also occupied the right-back position. It stands out for its speed, placement and ability to anticipate.

“In addition, it has a good aerial game. Qualities that he has worn since his arrival last summer at Oporto, where he has shown a rapid adaptation to European football.”

Real Madrid, again under coach Zinedine Zidane, hosts Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday.

 

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