Boost For Premier League Clubs? Militao’s Agent Squashes Real Madrid Rumours

FC Porto's Eder Militao celebrates scoring their first goal with teammate Danilo Pereira.

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With the January transfer window having crossed the half-way mark, some clubs and players may be approaching the stage where they are hurrying up with their potential moves.

As of such, a flurry of activity and potential news items lie in the balance, with most clubs seeming poised for heartbreak. However, such is the nature of the modern transfer windows that when one club’s prospects collapse, another is ready to leap right on and make a move.

As of recent, much speculation has been doing the rounds regarding the future of Brazilian right-back Éder Militão.

The 20-year-old was allegedly targeted by Real Madrid, but fresh reports had stated that the Spanish giants had withdrawn their interest on the grounds that the youngster wanted a move to England instead, with clubs like Manchester United and Everton thought to be in the fray.

However, the words of his agent may shed new light on the saga. Speaking to Record, Ulisses Jorge clarified: “No one from Real Madrid spoke to me, I do not know anything. No one from England spoke to me either. I have received many contacts for him, but this is normal, because Militao has the quality to play in any club.”

He then proceeded to put things back in perspective by revealing that he would be traveling to England, as he stated: “It’s part of my work, I’m going all over the place, like Italy and other countries.”

The same report was confident that a January move could still be on the cards, and that Manchester United, in particular, could be inclined at splashing big to secure his services.

With Antonio Valencia expected to leave the club at the end of this season, it is unclear why youngster Diogo Dalot may also have to compete with Militao if the club does sign him. Then again, his centralizing tendency may host more than what meets the eye.