Zidane makes first moves with Eder Militao signing for Real Madrid

Real Madrid havê opened the Zine dine Zidane rebuild with the signing of Porto defender Eder Militao for €50 million.

The former Sao Paulo defender joined the Portuguese giants in the 2017/18 season and has made 30 appearances with the versatile defender helping his side to the quarter-finals of the champions league.

The defender hás just one appearance for his national side has played in from the youth setup from the under 17 side.

Los Blancos who havê Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Nacho in the center-back positions to content with as Zinedine Zidane looks to shake up the defending champions with a revamp in the squad.

Militao stats 2018/19

Tournament Apps Mins Tackles Inter Fouls Offsides Clear Drb Blocks OwnG Rating
Liga NOS 20 1790 2 2.3 1.5 0.8 3.3 0.3 0.8 7.57
UEFA Champions League 7 643 2.1 2 2.1 0.4 4.9 0.7 0.3 7.03
Carlsberg Cup 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Taça de Portugal 1(1) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total / Average 30 2433 2 2.2 1.7 0.7 3.7 0.4 0.6 0 7.43

A statement released by Madrid on their official website read: “Eder Gabriel Militao is officially a new Real Madrid player, signing until 2025.

“The 21-year-old defender will join the club next season and is already a full Brazil international.

“He comes to the Whites from Porto, where he has quickly become a star of the team in only his first year in the Portuguese League. He has been named the best defender in the league for the last five months in a row.

“A versatile footballer, Militao plays largely as a centre-back although he has also spent time at right-back. His speed, positioning and anticipation are his greatest assets, while he is also strong in the air.

“These qualities have been on consistent display since his arrival at Porto last summer as he has adapted swiftly to the European game.”

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