The Merengue stand to lose a valuable asset as he prioritizes a place in Brazil’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Real Madrid want to keep Eder Militão but the Brazilian defender is considering leaving this summer, according to information from Goal. Real Madrid spent € 50million to bring Eder Militão to Santiago Bernabeu from FC Porto in the summer of 2019, but have since struggled to live up to the hefty price tag. The central defender, who can also play the role of right-back or defensive midfielder, is still behind Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane in the squad hierarchy.
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After two seasons in the Spanish capital, in the role of replacement, he is now considering his options for the next summer transfer window which will open in June. The Merengues were confident enough of Militão’s potential to give him an exceptional six-year contract upon his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 23-year-old has four more years on the contract, and Goal have learned that Real Madrid remain confident they will be a key player for the club in the future.
The reigning Spanish champion is aware that Militão is generating interest abroad, with Bayern Munich among the contenders who would like to sign him next summer, and have taken steps to reassure him of his position at the club. . Real Madrid have also made it clear that if Militão presses for a transfer, they will only allow his departure if they can recoup most of their initial investment with a view to quickly finding a replacement.
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Goal has learned that while Militão has yet to completely give up his ambitions with Real Madrid, he fears that a lack of regular playing time will affect his chances of making it into the Brazil squad to make the Cup. world in 2022. The former Porto star also wants to play for his country at this summer’s Copa America and is said to be ready to join another team in order to be part of Tite’s final squad for the tournaments to come.
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So it could very much depend on the future of Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane, with Militão fearing that his situation at the Santiago Bernabeu will not change as the duo remain Zinedine Zidane’s first choice in central defense. As it stands, Sergio Ramos will become a free agent at the end of June, while Raphael Varane has been linked with a Premier League departure as he nears the final 12 months of his contract.
Eder Militão has been limited to just 30 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid so far, and has only one goal to his name since arriving from FC Porto. The Brazil international has only played in 10 games so far in 2020-21, but has also not been available for a total of 11 games due to a combination of injuries and a positive test. at Covid-19.