Long reported Manchester United target Eder Militao looks to have 'verbally agreed' a move to Real Madrid this week, as reports in Portugal claim last season's Champions League winners have acted fast to secure his signature.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a stellar debut year in Portugal after joining from Sao Paulo in the summer, quickly becoming a first team regular at the heart of their defence, and his displays had inspired rumoured interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as United and Real.
Eder Militão vs Sporting CP— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) January 12, 2019
1 tackle won
1 blocked shot
5 aerials won
Brazilian Beast. The best defender in Portugal. pic.twitter.com/1EcR8DfOaC
It appears it's the latter who will get the deal over the line, however, as Portuguese outlet SporTV say that Real have moved to trigger his release clause, thought to be around £44m, and will see him join at the end of the season.
There had been talk of Porto negotiating significant new terms that would have seen the clause rise significantly, but it seems even the club themselves have been beaten to the punch by the La Liga giants.
Of the fee, 13.5% - around £6m - will go to Sao Paulo, but it still sees the Portuguese side net a staggering profit on the £3.5