FC Porto Defender Eder Militao has signed a six year deal to join Spanish giants and European Champions Real Madrid from next season.
A statement on the Madrid website reads “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. He stands out for his speed, placement and ability to anticipate.
“In addition, he has a good aerial game. Qualities that he has worn since his arrival last summer at Porto, where he has shown a rapid adaptation to European football.”
Militao who also featured for the Porto side that knocked Roma out of the Champions League was linked with a move to Manchester United but he rather opted to join Real Madrid following the footsteps of Pepe and Danilo to have signed for the Spanish giants from Porto.
He becomes the first signing of Zidane’s second spell as manager of Real Madrid and more signings are expected with Eden Hazard of Chelsea and PSG’s Killian Mbappe are top of the lot.