Zinedine Zidane has only been in charge of Real Madrid for a couple of days, but the team has already inked their first reinforcement for the summer.
Confirming earlier reports, Los Blancos managed to ink Brazilian defender Eder Militao to join the team for the next 6 seasons, according to an official statement by Real Madrid.
The team is yet to publicly disclose a transfer fee for the 21-year-old, but considering he was also under Manchester United’s radar, it must’ve been quite a substantial offer.
Moreover, the defender’s release clause was around €50m, but could go as high as €75m, had the team waited until July 15th to sign him.
Since making his debut for the Dragons at the tender age of 20, the Brazilian has really excelled thanks to his versatility to play as both a center-back or even as a full-back.
Furthermore, durability has also been a major factor in Real Madrid’s decision to sign him, as the young man has been featured in all of Porto’s Primeira Liga appearances so far this season.
Militao has already drawn high praise and comparisons with Pepe, a former Real Madrid defender, and he’s going to provide a much-needed depth for a team that’s struggled to stop their rivals all year long.