Cruzeiro president insists he will not sell Lucas Silva to Real Madrid for any less than €15m

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva may have gotten ahead of himself when he said that he was confident that he would be joining Real Madrid in January or the summer.

The 21-year-old revelation has attracted a fair amount of attention for his role in the club’s successive Brasileirao Serie A title triumphs and was confident that he secured his dream move.

However, Cruzeiro club president Gilvan de Pinho Tavares harrumphed at a press conference yesterday that he would not be letting the player go for any less than €15 million. “There’s no definitive offer yet – we’re waiting to receive a formal offer.

“But we have already set a price for the player based on his market value. Cruzeiro is not willing to negotiate for any figure lower than €15m.”

How will Real Madrid be able to afford such outrageous transfer fees?! Old tightfisted Florentino Perez might have to finally dip into his pockets and spend a bit of cash for once!

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