Real Madrid agree €50m deal for first summer signing under Zidane

Eder Militao Real Madrid

Both clubs announced the move on Thursday and the Spanish club say the 21-year-old Brazil global will sign a contract until 2025 with them.

Real Madrid have confirmed that an agreement is officially in place over the signing of Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Porto this summer.

Militao, 21, will move to the Bernabeu in June on a six-year deal, Madrid announced in a statement. According to Marca, getting the deal done early was crucial as the estimated €50m clause was set to increase to €75m after 15th July.

That will mean a significant profit for Porto on a player they signed a year ago from Sao Paulo in his homeland.

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Militao has scored three times in 34 appearances for Porto during the 2018-19 campaign.

"A versatile footballer, Militao plays largely as a centre-back although he has also spent time at right-back".

The Porto defender has become the first signing of Madrid's new project under Zinedine Zidane.

A man who made his senior global debut for Brazil in September 2018 will join a defensive unit in Spain which has been far from watertight this season.

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