The youngster is very keen on the Bernabeu…
Lucas Silva has claimed that he waived his right to 10% of his transfer fee in order to sign for Real Madrid, reports Goal.com.
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His move from Cruzeiro was confirmed on Monday, and he has signed a contract until 2020 with the La Liga giants. A fee of €15 million has been reported. The Champions League holders look set to use him as a long term replacement for Xabi Alonso, who left the club in the summer.
“It is right that I waived my right to 10 per cent of the transfer fee so I could join Real Madrid,” the Brazilian told Marca. “It was best for all concerned and at this stage all I wanted was to play for Real Madrid. I’ve been given a unique opportunity and I want to make the most of it.”
The Brazilian has explained his decision by saying that Los Blancos are the biggest club in the world, and that all he wants is to play for the Galacticos.
“Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world, but I feel up for the challenge and I’m really excited. I know I’m going to a club where there’s a lot of competition, who play in a very tough league and the Champions League, but I’m ready for all of that,” he added.
Even though he is just 21-years-old, Silva has played 33 times for the Brazilian league champions this season, and could be expected to make an immediate impact under new manager Carlo Ancelotti. His main aim will be to not end up like other players who have signed for the Spanish club at a young age. The stalling of Asier Illarramendi’s career is a fine example of this.