It’s been widely mooted for a number of weeks that Real Madrid will once again return to Porto in order to sign a talented, young defender, yet Eder Militao’s move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has been delated due to a dispute over a compensatory training fee.
Los Blancos have already come to an agreement on personal terms with the Brazilian defender and his representatives, and the Portuguese club had allowed these negotiations to take place, yet the deal has hit a snag.
There are six million euros which stand between what is an acceptable fee for the defender, with Sao Paolo owed exactly that figure as a training fee, as is stipulated in FIFA’s regulations.
Porto have argued that the payment must be made by the European champions, however the Spanish club are unwilling to be bullied into a payment that they feel has absolutely nothing to do with them.
Their stance is further strengthened by the fact they will have to part with 50 million euros anyway if they hope to sign the 21-year-old.
Compensatory training fees can be claimed by a club who has developed a player from the age of 12 to 21, although the payment remains valid until the individual turns 23.