Eder Militao has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and it was now been reported that the player is set to join the club soon.
Eder Militao joined FC Porto in the summer transfer window from Brazilian side Sao Paulo.
He has quickly established himself as one of the mainstays in the Porto’s first-team, making 31 appearances for the Portuguese side so far.
His impressive performances with Porto have generated significant interest from many European clubs. After months of speculations over his future move, it has now been reported that Real Madrid have succeeded in securing his services.
According to Marca, Real Madrid have an agreement over Militao’s transfer in the summer, with ‘only the signature remaining’.
Marca is reporting that Real Madrid has activated Eder Militão’s €50 million buyout clause, only thing left is the player’s signature and then it will be official. pic.twitter.com/8FPjyVbtaZ
— Brazil Football 🇧🇷 (@BrazilEdition2) February 19, 2019
Éder Militão is going to join Real Madrid. I feel like this is a bad move for him. Should’ve gone somewhere where he will play every week, won’t get that at Madrid. Decent fee though (€43 million) good business by them.
— James Jukes (@JamesJukes2) February 19, 2019
Marca earlier reported that Real Madrid were monitoring the Brazilian defender. They also claimed that Real Madrid sent scouts to watch Militao play in Portugal.
The defender has reportedly drawn comparisons with former Real Madrid star Pepe, who also signed for Spanish giants from Porto in 2007. The Portuguese defender spent 10 successful seasons with Real Madrid before leaving the side for Besiktas.
Apart from Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool were the two other clubs who had reportedly shown significant interest in the player.
Eder Militao is said to have a release clause in the region of 50m euros, which could go up to 75m euros in July this year.
The fact that Eder Militao has won Defender of The Month for 5 consecutive months in the Portuguese Liga NOS since joining in August is borderline insane. The fact he’s doing it at the age of 21 during his first year in Europe makes it even more insane.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) February 14, 2019
Éder Militão’s game by numbers vs. Roma:
100% aerial duels won
100% long ball accuracy
5 ball recoveries
5 tackles won
Excellent, versatile defender. 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ycb0wlItTM
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) February 12, 2019
Young Brazilian defender Éder Militão has been named the best defender in Portugal for the 5th month this season! It’s his first season in Europe….
— Ha§aņ ♦️ (@HasanAnfield) February 16, 2019
Eder Militao looks very solid, if we’re not getting De Ligt I’ll be more than happy with his signing. Will be a great first choice from the bench and he’s only 21.
— A. (@KaizerT8) February 15, 2019
The footballer is primarily a right-back, but can also play efficiently as a central defender or in a deep role in midfield.
Juventus’ Fabricio Paratici also scouted Militao during Porto’s Champions League game against Roma last week. Real Madrid, however, are not alarmed by his presence, according to Marca.