Very little has been spoken about how important Eder Militao is to the current Real Madrid setup. The Brazilian’s integration into Los Blancos‘ dynamics was so seamless that one would think he was born and brought up at the academy.
When news of Antonio Rudiger’s signing came in, many thought that Militao would be pushed to the bench. Yet, he has held onto his spot with rock-solid performances and limited the new signing to the bench.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid are preparing all the documents for Eder Militao’s new contract. The new deal will see him commit to the Spanish champions until June 2028 with a release clause of €1 billion.
The two parties reached a verbal agreement back in July and it was only a matter of time before the club officially announced the extension. With matters speeding up now, one can expect confirmation in the coming days.
The centre-back signed for Real Madrid in 2019 from FC Porto. His current deal with the club sees him at the Bernabeu until 2025, meaning that the new contract will see him commit a further three years.
This season, Militao has started five games for the men in white. He was ruled out of action during the team’s 3-0 win over Celtic in the first week of September but made his return in two weeks during the Madrid derby.
So far this season, the Brazilian averages 1.5 interceptions, 1.5 tackles, two clearances and four duels won per game. Heading into the busy month of October, he will be a regular and crucial part of the starting lineup and will look to maintain his high level.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.