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LaLiga Icon Iker Casillas praises Real Madrid move for Militao

Casillas convinced Porto team-mate Militao will succeed at Real Madrid

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Iker Casillas has been impressed by Real Madrid's signing of his Porto team-mate Eder Militao.

Eder Militao will prove to be an exceptional signing for Real Madrid, according to former Los Blancos stalwart Iker Casillas.

San Iker becomes Icon Iker

Madrid announced the signing of the 21-year-old defender on March 14, for a reported 50-million euros, with the transfer to officially go through on July 1.

Militao only signed for Porto in August 2018, but goalkeeper Casillas has no doubt that his team-mate will go on to be a success at his former club.

"It's fantastic management by Real Madrid," Casillas told reporters at a 'LaLiga Icons' event, where the goalkeeper was entered into the hall of fame recognising the best Spanish players of all time.

"They've taken a very good player with a huge future. I'm convinced he'll succeed at Real Madrid."

But while harbouring no doubts over Militao's ability to play at the highest level, Casillas warned that Madrid fans may have to show the youngster patience as he adapts to a new league.

"Porto gambled on him when he was very young and he showed a big personality," Casillas added.

"He's very noble and wants to do things the right way, I'm just a little afraid for his adaptation because in Spain it's different.

"I always tell him that when he arrives in Madrid, he'll realise what it means."

Brazil centre-back Militao has made 34 appearances for Porto across all competitions this season, and will have another chance to impress when the Primeira Liga giants take on Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.