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Real Madrid sign Eder Militao for 6 seasons

IANS  |  Madrid 

Real have announced the signing of defender Eder Militao on from for the next six seasons.

At just 21 years of age, Militao, who has already made his debut with the Brazilian first team in the 5-0 friendly win over on September 11, 2017, is one of the most promising central defenders to arrive in in a generation, reports news.

"Real C. F. and FC have agreed the of Eder Militmo and the will sign on a six-year contract running until the 30th of June 2025," the Spanish club said in a statement on Thursday.

Although the capital side did not reveal any financial details, Porto, the Portuguese first tier defending champion, said in a statement that paid 50 million euros ($56.53 million), the amount of the buyout clause included in the player's contract.

Just a year after joining from Brazilian side Sao Paulo, Militao has become a corner stone of Porto's defence.

Under Portuguese Sergio Conceicao, Militao has played a total of 34 matches during the current season and scored three times.

Militao, who made his debut as a professional in 2017, can play both as central defender and as right back.

The player, who was named the best defender in the Portuguese first tier, Primeira Liga, for five consecutive months, is set to join Madrid by the end of the current season.

Militao became the first signing in the second coaching tenure of French who was rehired on Monday as the capital club's

Zidane took the helm 278 days after his departure from Madrid at the end of last season, during which the famed Frenchman guided the capital club to its record third consecutive UEFA title, to bring Madrid's tally of Europe's elite club tournament titles to 13, the most of any team in CL history.

Zidane aims to end this season on as high a note as possible in - Madrid having already been knocked out this season of the del Rey and under former - and build a competitive team for the upcoming season.

One who is reportedly on Madrid's radar of new acquisitions is Chelsea and forward Eden Hazard, but the deal could be more difficult than usual, since handed the League club a two-window ban over breaches of the rules related to contracting minor under 18 years players.

Madrid also is reportedly interested in bringing to the land of the castle and lion, the Paris Saint Germain attacking duo of Kylian Mbappe -- who was part of the national squad that won the 2018 World Cup -- and star Neymar.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 15:50 IST
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