Real Madrid has announced an agreement to sign Porto defender Eder Militao in the summer, marking the club's first signature since Zinedine Zidane's return as leader.
Militao, 21, moves to Bernabeu in June in six years
– Real Madrid CF⚽ (@realmadrid) March 14, 2019
The Brazilian only participated in Porto from Sao Paulo last summer for € 4 million. In a separate statement, Porto confirmed that the fee would be € 50 million. Spanish expiry Marca reported this week that the release clause will increase by 50 percent to € 75 million. If an agreement is not completed by 15 July at the latest.
Militao has scored three goals for Porto this season, including one in the Champions League group stage over Schalke. He played in both legs in the 16th victory over Rome, which secured the Portuguese club's place in quarter-finals.
Zidane returned to Madrid this week, nine months after interrupting Los Blancos to replace Santiago Solari, who was shown the door after a gloomy two weeks that saw them lose two Clasicos to Barcelona and home to Ajax. The defeat ended their interest in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey – leaving them 12 points behind the Barcelona leaders in La Liga.
Madrid is third in La Liga, but has admitted more goals (32) than any other side in the top eight of the table except sixth placed Seville, who has hit 36.