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Lucas has Brazil call-up on mind

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4: Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva hopes his return to former football club Cruzeiro will allow him to fight for a berth in Brazil’s tiol team. Silva was regarded as one of Brazil’s brightest young talents after helping Cruzeiro win back-to-back Brazilian Serie A titles in 2013 and 2014. The 23-year-old joined Real Madrid for 15 million euros ($16.1 million) in January 2015 but maged just eight matches for the Spanish giants before being loaned out to Marseille. He was due to move to Sporting Lisbon in July but a deal fell through when a routine medical exam detected a heart problem. IANS

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