Lucas Silva angling for a move to the Spanish capital.
Arsenal have been dealt a significant blow in their pursuit of young holding midfielder Lucas Silva from Brasileiro high flyers Cruzeiro, with ESPN reporting that the 21 year-old has admitted that he dreams of the opportunity to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo at La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Silva has been one of the stand out performers in Brazilian domestic football so far this season, with his dominant midfield displays for Cruzeiro attracting the attention of a number of major clubs sides from across Europe.
Arsenal and Real Madrid appear to be the main contenders for the player’s signature but, if these quotes from Silva are anything to go by, it is the Bernabeu that the Brazilian is pining for:
“Since I was small I’ve been following his games, from Manchester United and now much more at Real Madrid. He’s making history.”
“I never imagined, never expected, that one day maybe something like this could happen; it would be a dream.”
“Since I was small I have imagined many things. I never expected this could happen so quickly but all the dreams and goals that I’m achieving are thanks to God, and to play in Spain is another dream.”