Liverpool Enter Race to Sign Defender With £42.5m Release Clause

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Liverpool have apparently joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Porto’s Eder Militão in January, according to a report from The Mirror the other day.

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Militão has a £42.5m early get-out clause in his contract that means he can leave for much less than originally anticipated and this has led to the likes of Liverpool, United, Barcelona, Roma, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund becoming keen on his signature.

Porto are attempting to sign the defender up to a new long-term deal in order to get rid of this clause, despite him only penning a new contract in the summer; however Militão is thought to be keen on a move to one of Europe’s elite sides.

Although Man United are currently believed to be ahead in the race to sign Militão, Jurgen Klopp is keen to improve his back-line in the midst of the title race, especially faced with injury difficulties to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

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Militão, who joined the Estádio do Dragão from Sao Paulo back in the summer, has impressed thanks to his defensive displays this season, especially in the Champions League, where he scored his first goal for Porto against Schalke in the 3-1 win back in November.

Typically a right-back, Militão also has the versatility to play at centre-back and as a defensive midfielder, while having already earned a first cap for Brazil back in September at only 20-years-old, it is unsurprising that his signature is so coveted around Europe.

 

 

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