Real Madrid transfer news: Eder Militao becomes Zinedine Zidane's first signing in second spell in charge at Bernabeu

The Brazilian moved to Porto last summer from Sao Paulo and will become the first reinforcement as Zidane bids to revamp the Madrid squad

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 14 March 2019 12:07 GMT
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Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Porto defender Eder Militao, who will become Zinedine Zidane's first signing in his second spell in charge.

A statement on the Real Madrid website confirmed the Brazilian will join on a six-year deal this summer, with the fee, via a buy-out clause in the player's Port contract, thought to be around €50m (£42.7m).

It read: "Real Madrid and Porto have agreed the transfer of the player Éder Militão, who will be linked to the club during the next six seasons, until June 30, 2025."

Militao only joined Porto last summer, joining from Sao Paulo for just over £6 million.

But the 21-year-old has impressed enough to be drafted in as competition for Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane at the Bernabeu.

Also able to play at right-back or in midfield, Militao has one Brazil cap so far in his career.

Militao's Porto have advanced further than Madrid in this season's Champions League.

Eder Militao will join Real Madrid

The Dragoes beat Roma in the last 16 and will be in the draw on Friday, while Madrid were shocked by Ajax.

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