Porto defender Eder Militao becomes Zidane’s first Real signing


La Liga giants Real Madrid reappointed former player and manager Zinedine Zidane in the late hours of Monday this week after sacking Santiago Solari. The Frenchman was tasked with bringing glory to Real once again, and Zidane is already on his way as Porto defender Eder Militao signed a long term deal with the club.

Militao impressed in Porto’s qualification to the Champions League’s quarter finals after putting on commanding displays against a resurgent AS Roma side, as the Portuguese side beat the Italian side 3-1 last week.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has vowed to make an overhaul in the club, and Zidane, who guided Real to three consecutive Champions League titles prior to this season, was tasked with guiding his former club to glory once again.

Militao’s signing was officially announced by the European champions today, and it was revealed that the 21-year centre-back will be staying in the Spanish capital for the next six years after the present campaign comes to an end. The Los Blancos triggered his €50m buyout clause to bring him to Spain in the summer.

It is understood well that the young defender will have to spend the first few seasons in the reserves, and following that period, Militao will be vying with Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane for the centre-back spot in the first team.