The executioner of the Blues at Euro 2016 has found his new base.
At 33, Eder has just signed in Saudi Arabia with Al-Raed, as the Portuguese media "Record" announces.
They seem far from the minutes of euphoria for the Portuguese international.
109th minute, Euro 2016 final, Eder crucifies the France team.
Portugal won 1-0 to become European champions.
Five years after being the hero of a whole people, Eder has gradually been sidelined.
He has not worn the Seleção jersey since November 2018, when he played a few minutes against Poland.
The Portuguese has not been recalled by his national team for the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2021.
Unemployed since this summer
In 2018, he left Losc for good to join Lokomotiv Moscow, where the Portuguese was then loaned by the French club. A relief for the player. “In addition to the whistles, I had the impression that I was refereed differently at the start of the season. I didn't always feel like I was treated like everyone else. After a while, when they whistle all against me and each time you are sanctioned, the stadium applauds, when you are whistled at the slightest action, it becomes heavy. I was prepared for that, but I'm a human like any other, ”he confided to the Team in 2017 about his situation in Ligue 1. In four seasons with Moscow, he scored 14 goals in 119 games, all competitions. confused. But Eder and Russia, it's over since this summer. The Portuguese are then in a blur, "unemployed",waiting for a new club.
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Faced with the new Portuguese generation, Eder has turned the page with the national team, but is not done with football, as he assured SoccerBible last July: “I still have a lot to give, I am in shape.
I can't wait to open a new chapter in my career, I would like to discover something new, to win titles ”.
This new chapter will therefore be written outside of Europe, but with Al-Raed, current leader of the Saudi championship.