Lucas Silva sets sights on 'dream' Real Madrid move

The 21-year-old, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, admits he would relish the chance to join the European champions next year

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva admits it would be “a dream” to sign for Real Madrid and claims there has already been contact from the European champions.

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the standout talents in Brazil after helping Cruzeiro to back-to-back Brasileirao titles in the past two years.

Having also been linked with Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea, the Brazil youth international claims he would relish the chance to join Carlo Ancelotti’s outfit but would prefer to play in the next Copa Libertadores before moving abroad.

“I don’t know if they are going to suggest presenting me in the middle or at the end of the season, if I will stay for the Libertadores or not – I still do not know how it will happen,” he told SporTV. “But it would be interesting for me to stay for the Libertadores and then introduce myself in pre-season with the rest.

“It is going to be a dream.”

Lucas Silva has made 68 appearances for Cruzeiro and was part of the Brazil Under-20 side which won the Toulon tournament in 2014.

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