Real Madrid and Porto FC have agreed a deal for the transfer of the centre back Militao for €50M. This is the first signing for the next season and Los Blancos reinforce the defensive area, a problematic one during the season with Nacho far from his level and Vallejo always injured. This is the most expensive transfer for a defense in Real Madrid history.
Militao arrived last year from Sao Paulo to Porto for only €7M. The defender started the season on the bench but soon he found a place in the starting eleven with Sergio Conceiçao. The manager has always trusted him and he has played all the Champions League games -except one- to help the team arriving to the quarter-finals. In the Portuguese league he is also a crucial part in the defensive area.
After Pepe or Danilo, Real Madrid sign again a defensive player from Porto FC. Los Blancos have a very good relationship with the Portuguese club, always very avid to sign Brazilian young and talented players. Juni Calafat, the head of scouters for Real Madrid, suggested this signing and José Ángel Sánchez and Florentino Pérez agreed to bring one of the most promising defenders of the market.
He has signed a six year contract, so he can have time to learn from Sergio Ramos or Raphael Varane. Los Blancos secure an important player because the defense line needed to be improved. This season has been terrible with Vallejo out for injuries -he will leave the club- and Nacho showing a poor level. So Ramos and Varane had no replacement and couldn’t rest enough.
Real Madrid management informed Zidane about this signing on his arrival and the French coach has agreed to it. This is the first stone of the new project, but Los Blancos would need to sign many more players in the transfer window. At least, one midfielder and two strikers are needed and perhaps another left back, depending on the continuity of Marcelo.