Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has completed his move to Real Madrid, the European champions announced on Friday.
The 21-year-old leaves Cruzeiro for a 5½-year deal at the Bernebeu, where he will be presented on Monday after undergoing a medical.
The transfer fee is reported to be in the range of 14 million euros, which Cruzeiro will split with multiple third-party owners.
Lucas Silva has won the past two Brazilian league titles with Cruzeiro, was named to the tournament's best XI...
Real Madrid have reopened talks with Cruzeiro over the signing of Lucas Silva, according to the midfielder's father.
Cruzeiro vice president Marcio Rodrigues confirmed to ESPN Brasil on Thursday that the deal was imminent.
"Lucas Silva is signed and the announcement should be made on Thursday. As of now there is nothing more to wait on. When the athlete wants to go and there's pressure in this business the high salaries in Europe prevail," Rodrigues said.
Silva has been linked with a move...
Real Madrid and Arsenal target Lucas Silva says his future remains unresolved amid speculation Cruzeiro have offered him a contract extension.
Madrid have made clear their interest in the 21-year-old but have reportedly seen two bids rejected already, with the Brazilian club's president, Gilvan de Pinho Tavares, having set the asking price at 15 million euros. Marca has previously reported that Arsenal have offered to pay that amount.
The player's father recently said Silva is keen to move on in...