Rio de Janeiro, Jan 2: Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva could be returned to Spanish football club Real Madrid before the end of his loan spell at Olympique de Marseille, according to reports. Lucas has struggled to hold down a first-team spot since arriving at the French Ligue 1 club in August. The 22-year-old has made just 12 appearances and has not started since the team’s 0-1 loss to Nice in November. Marseille are currently 10th in the Ligue 1 standings, 26 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Lucas played eight matches for Real Madrid late last season after joining the Spanish club from Cruzeiro in the 2014-15 winter transfer window. IANS