Lucas Silva: Real Madrid loan midfielder back to Cruzeiro
Real have confirmed that the 23-year-old is to return to the club that he left when he joined Los Blancos for 14m euros in January 2015.
Real Madrid have loaned Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva back to former side Cruzeiro until June 2018, both clubs have confirmed.
Joined Real from Cruzeiro two years ago
The 23-year-old was signed by Real from the Brasileiro Série A team in a 14m-euro transfer in January 2015, but has made just nine appearances for Los Blancos.
After half a season in Madrid, Silva was sent out on loan to Marseille for the 2015/16 campaign, playing 33 times in a disappointing stint in Ligue 1.
Failed medical at Sporting CP
He had appeared set for a temporary switch to Portuguese side Sporting CP in the summer, before the detection of a minor heart issue scuppered the deal.
After a period out of action due to the problem - a cardiac arrhythmia - he was given the all-clear by Real doctors to resume training in October.