Real Madrid outcast Lucas Silva has mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the club, via Marca.
The Brazilian joined Los Blancos from Cruzeiro back in 2015, but has failed to nail down a regular starting spot at the Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder was limited to just eight La Liga appearances during his four-year spell in the Spanish capital, spending two of those four years on loan with Marseille and Cruzeiro respectively.
Now, after failing to find a new side during this summer’s transfer window, Silva has decided to terminate his contract with Madrid by mutual consent.
Silva’s situation at Real was extremely bizarre. Despite having a contract at the Bernabeu until 2020, he did not have permission to work in Spain, per AS. The 26-year-old had been training in Aravaca on his own without being allowed to work at Madrid’s training complex in Valdebebas.
He now has just four options: head to Argentina as the market for foreign players does not close until September 5, try to forge a move to Mexico as their market is also open until tomorrow, or, move to Qatar. Silva’s last – and very much most unlikely – option is he can sit and wait for a long-term injury to occur to a club in Europe, thus being allowed to occupy their place as an emergency signing.
Silva mutually agreeing to cancel his contract makes total sense considering he did not have permission to work in Spain and, truth be told, with Zinedine Zidane having the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro to call upon, things always looked bleak.
After four years at the club where he made just eight league appearances, it was clear that the South American needed to move onto pastures new for the sake of his career. Hopefully now, he will be able to secure a decent move away before tomorrow’s deadline in either Argentina or Mexico.
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