The Next Brazilian Superstar? Manchester United And Real Madrid In Transfer Race To Sign Porto Starlet
Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Eder Militao from Porto.
Marca are reporting that the La Liga giants are watching the Brazilian defender closely and are ready to rival the Old Trafford club for the signature of one of Europe's hottest young properties.
Los Blancos are expected to spend big money in the summer as they try to revamp the squad in the wake of a difficult six months since winning the Champions League against Liverpool in Kiev.
The departures of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo has had a major impact on the team from the Bernabeu but the signing of a player like Militao would be a major boost to the Real Madrid squad. The 20-year-old only joined Porto in the summer but as already established himself at right-back and made his full international debut for Brazil recently thanks to a good run of form.
Real may not have it all their own way though with Manchester United also linked with the player in recent weeks with full back a major area of concern for the Premier League club. Their transfer policy might be up in the air without a permanent manager in place at this current rime but there is no doubt that the young defender is catching the eye of some of the biggest clubs in world football.
The story in Marca confirms that Real Madrid scouts have been watching the young starlet live in recent weeks which may put them in the driving seat to grab one of the most exciting young defenders in European football.