Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva admits he may leave on loan this summer in order to improve his chances of getting regular first team football.
Los Blancos are well stocked in midfield with the likes of James Rodriguez, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Asier Illarramendi ahead of Silva in the pecking order, while new boss Rafa Benitez is also counting on Casemiro this season, who has returned from Porto on loan.
And the Portuguese runners up are one of the options for Silva, who joined the 10-time Champions League winners in January but found his opportunities limited. Deportivo La Coruna and Fiorentina are also thought to be monitoring the Brazilian’s situation.
Speaking to Sport TV, the 22-year-old revealed no decision has been made yet but a temporary move away from the Santiago Bernabeu may help his development and allow him to settle quicker into the pace of European football.
“Leaving on loan to play more is a possibility. There are also too many non-EU players at Real Madrid. When I get back from holiday I’ll have a meeting with the coach and find out how it’s all going to work,” he said.
“A lot of stuff has been published but it’s all speculation. When I get to Madrid, I’ll start the pre-season and I’ll find out more about my future. What I have in mind at the moment is to carry on at Madrid.”