Eder Militao transfer news: The Brazilian defender joined Portuguese side FC Porto only last year.
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 21 appearances for the Portuguese side so far.
His impressive performances with Porto have generated significant interest from many European clubs. It has now been reported that the defender could trigger a bidding war this month.
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Eder Militao transfer news:
According to Spanish outlet Marca, Real Madrid have been monitoring the Brazilian defender. Marca reports 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.
Manchester United will battle Liverpool and Real Madrid to sign £42.5m-rated Porto right-back Eder Militao, reports The Sun.
The 20-year-old, who only joined Porto from Sao Paulo last summer, has impressed in his early performances for the Portuguese club pic.twitter.com/uTQR1880TU
— Sports Scoops (@SportScoopsNG) January 7, 2019
🔥🤩 Eder Militao…
– 2.3 Tackles per game
– 2 Interceptions per game
– 4.2 Clearances per game
– 6 Clean Sheets in 12 games
He’s been targeted by Liverpool, Man Utd and Real Madrid.
— TheSportsman Transfers (@TSMTransfers) January 7, 2019
However, Real Madrid are not the only club eyeing Militao’s signature.
English media outlet the Sun reports that Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the situation surrounding the Brazilian defender.
Manchester United have been facing defensive concerns for a few seasons now, and have conceded the joint-most goals with West Ham in the upper half of the Premier League table.
At the beginning of the season, Manchester United signed Diogo Dalot from Porto, who has been impressive in the limited appearances he made so far.
In December, Express reported that Liverpool had also expressed interest in the signing of the defender. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently at the top of the Premier League table, and will play their FA Cup third round game against Wolverhampton Wanderers later tonight.
— manutd (@unitedlogy) January 7, 2019
#ManUtd to battle LFC & R Madrid for Eder Militao. Utd could have bought Eder from Sao Paulo for just £3M in the summer but Ex-boss Jose M. was not interested.
— RedDevil (@UtdDevil365) January 7, 2019
The Old Trafford side has been linked with a number of defenders, including Kalidou Koulibaly, Milan Skriniar and Nikola Milenkovic.
Marca has reported that Porto will consider a fee in the region of 50 million euros for Eder Militao. The defender made his international debut for Brazil in September last year against El Salvador.