Bayern Munich look to Eder Militao as possible David Alaba replacement

Bayern Munich have turned their attention to underprivileged Brazilian center-back Real Madrid Eder Militao as a potential replacement for David Alaba, who is closing in a move in the other direction.

The Austrian looks set to leave the Allianz Arena when his contract expires and a move to the Spanish capital looks very likely.

Eder Militao, Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane has only used Eder Militao twice in La Liga this season | Soccrates Images / Getty Images

Bundesliga giants Bayern are believed to have identified Militao as a potential solution for Alaba’s departure, given the Brazilian’s lack of playing time this season; he appeared in just two La Liga games for Real Madrid the entire campaign.

While the move seems to be okay with all parties, Goal reports that a winter transfer, or possibly a loan with an option to buy, remains unlikely, given the financial situation both clubs find themselves in.

This factor is not helped by the fact that Los Blancos could be looking to recoup the majority of the € 50million they paid Porto for the 22-year-old in 2019.

The Brazilian himself is believed to be keen on staying at Real Madrid for the long haul, with the ambition of becoming a club legend, following in the footsteps of compatriot Marcelo, but Militao is aware he needs a few minutes. to be able to do it. do this, and is therefore ready to keep his options open in the short term – make a deal, of its end, always possible.

Eder Militao
Eder Militao in action for Brazil | Eurasia Sport Images / Getty Images

A potential transfer is also important for its international future. Brazilian coach Tite is a fan of Militao and has historically called him into his squads. He was, however, exiled from the party that met for the November internationals against Venezuela and Uruguay.

Militao will have their sights set on a place in the upcoming Copa America final squad, which could give Bayern an advantage if they decide to go ahead and strike a deal. Juventus, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are three other interested sides, and there are tenuous links with Liverpool as well.