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FOOTBALL: Real Madrid signs midfielder Lucas Silva

Published:Monday | January 26, 2015 | 1:53 PM

Real Madrid have signed midfielder Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro on a long-term contract for a reported fee of £9 millions.



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



Silva has represented Brazil at the Under-21 level and helped Cruzeiro to win the Brazilian league in 2013 and 2014.



Meanwhile, Madrid also bought 16-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard last week.

Odegaard’s transfer cost Madrid two point £3 mllion.



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



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