Real Madrid announced an agreement to sign Porto defender Eder Militao in the summer, marking the club's first signing since the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager.
Militao, 21, will move to the Bernabeu in June for a six-year deal, Madrid announced in a statement.
🇧🇷 Internacional absoluto con Brasil
🗓 21 years
Desc ¡Descubre más sobre nuestro nuevo jugador, Éder Gabriel Militão!
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̵1; Real Madrid CF⚽ (@realmadrid) 14 March 2019
The Brazilian entered Porto only from Sao Paulo last summer to € 4 million. In a separate statement, Porto confirmed that the commission would be 50 million euros. The Spanish outlet Marca reported this week that the release clause would increase by 50% to 75 million if the agreement were not completed by 15 July.
Militao has scored three goals this season, including one in the Champions League group stage win over Schalke. He played in both phases of the victory of the 16th round over Rome which secured the Portuguese club's place in the quarter-final draw.
Zidane returned to Madrid this week, nine months after leaving Los Blancos to replace Santiago Solari, who was shown at the door after a paltry two weeks that saw them lose two Clasicos in Barcelona and at home in Ajax. The defeats interrupted their interest in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey – and left 12 points behind Barcelona's Liga leaders.
The Madrid is third in the Liga, but has suffered more goals (32) than any other the first eight of the table except the sixth Sevilla, which has let in 36.