Lucas Silva: Real Madrid Sign Brazil Under-21 Midfielder


Real Madrid have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro on a long-term contract for a reported fee of £9.7m.

The 21-year-old, who passed a medical on Monday, has signed a contract keeping him with the European champions until 30 June, 2020.

Silva has represented Brazil at under-21 level and has helped his club side win the league in 2013 and 2014.

Real bought 16-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard earlier this week.

That transfer cost the club £2.3m with Odegaard, who has already won three caps for Norway, signing from Norwegian side Stromsgodset.

Silva was presented to the club's fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Monday.

European champions Real are currently one point clear at the top of La Liga.