Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles has delivered an update on reported Tottenham target Eder Militao.
Militao is reportedly being eyed up by Tottenhamthis month, and Castles says he’ll be allowed to leave Real Madrid, either on loan or for €50 million.
That’s not a bad price at all for the Brazilian, considering that Madrid bought him from Porto for the exact same fee.
“One player who has been mentioned is Eder Militao, the centre-back at Real Madrid who is out of favour there,” Castles said.
“Madrid are trying to offload the player, they want ideally to sell. I’m told their asking price is €50 million (£44.5m), but there is the option there of getting Militao on a six-month loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.”
€50 million isn’t an extortionate fee by any stretch of the imagination for the defender.
Of course, it’s now up to Tottenham whether or not they’re willing to pay such a fee for Militao.
It’s been made clear that Spurs want a centre-back this month, but it’s also been discussed that Jose Mourinho would like a left-footer to slot into his backline, and Militao doesn’t fit the bill there.
Signing a player from Real Madrid will never be a bad move, so it’s one worth considering, but whether or not this one happens remains to be seen.
It’s certainly important to note that he has a reasonable asking price and that he’s available for loan, so a deal that would see him join Tottenham certainly isn’t out of the equation.
This is a situation that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on in the coming weeks.