Tuesday July 23 2019
Genoa close on Real Madrid midfielder

Genoa are close to signing Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva on a permanent basis, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The 26-year-old Brazilian is only under contract until June 2020 and has no room in Zinedine Zidane’s squad.

He was purchased from Cruzeiro for €13m in January 2015, but was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2016.

Lucas Silva was sent out on loan to Olympique Marseille and then back to Cruzeiro for the last 18 months.

He made just nine competitive appearances in a Real Madrid jersey.

Benfica have also been linked with a move for the Brazilian, while Atalanta, Espanyol, Sevilla, Tigres and Club America were showing interest in previous months.

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