There was plenty of speculation that the club was the closely checking on the 21-year-old midfielder for Cruzeiro – who is a huge talent on the pitch – and in Monday’s press conference, coach Ancelotti said that they were doing just that, which was music to the ears of many fans.
“We have interest in Lucas Silva, but he is not the only player – there are also others that we are interested in,” he said before the team’s UEFA Champions League meeting on Tuesday against Ludogorets, in a match that will be closely followed by fans around the world.
“If we need it, we will take the decision after the Club World Cup [later this month], evaluating what is happening with our injured players.
“I think that in this sense, we have to wait for the Christmas period.
“[Luka] Modric and [Sami] Khedira’s recoveries will become more clear and then in this period, we will see.”
Real’s fans were very concerned when they saw that Khedira was not able to feature in Real’s 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday after the player’s head suffered an injury in the team’s game against Cornella last week in the Copa del Rey, and the manager said that there must be patience when it comes to the German player’s recovery.
“Khedira has a blow on the head and it is not so simple,” he said.
“Really, he has had bad luck, because he started to play [after a succession of injuries] and now it is a new low.
“We hope that the new year is better for him.”
Jese Rodriguez is another player who is trying to return to the pitch after suffering an injury, as in March he suffered a tear of his ACL, but he had a great performance when the team faced Cornella, to the delight of many fans.
“We are following the programme of work with Jese,” said Ancelotti.
“Tomorrow he will play not from the outset. He will need minutes. He begins to have a good condition and early next year he will be 100 per cent.”
Real’s fans and pay per head services can’t wait to see Silva join the ranks of the club, as he can prove to be a great addition to the team. They also hope to see Khedira and Rodriguez make very good recoveries, and the sooner, the better.