Barcelona hold 'secret talks' with £100M star, Real Madrid to sign €50M star within days and more LaLiga news: 19 January 2018
Real Madrid to sign Eder Militao
Getting a long-term replacement for Sergio Ramos is one of Real Madrid's toughest tasks at the moment but it looks like they have found an ideal player. Reports in Don Balon claim that Madrid are set to sign Eder Militao from FC Porto.
The centre-back has a €50 million release clause and Florentino Perez has paid it as per the report. The Brazilian was just signed in the summer for €4 million but has cost Madrid 12.5x the amount as the Portuguese side were reluctant to negotiate a deal for him.
Real Madrid were not the only club interested in signing the defender and thus they had to hurry in paying the release clause. Manchester United and Everton were also looking to get him and Perez did not want to lose out on another player.