‘Lucas Silva can be Madrid great’

Former Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista believes Lucas Silva has the potential to be one of the best players in the world.

Baptista is a teammate of reported Madrid target Silva at Cruzeiro and has spoken to AS about his colleague.

“He’s an amazing player. He’s the Brazilian with the most European profile,” Baptista said.

“He is a midfielder who plays very well with the ball at his feet and that’s why he has been noticed. Lucas is very talented and, apart from that, he’s very young.

“If he started doing in Madrid what he has done here, he will be one of the greatest names in no time. He is complete. But he has to do it in Madrid.”

Baptista added that it’s not only Silva’s technical quality that make him an ideal signing for Los Blancos, but his personality as well.

“He is very centred. You tell him things and he tries to understand them and do them. He wants to learn. That’s very important,” he continued.

“My best advice to him is to go if the opportunity arises because it will be the best experience of your life, and to try to learn as quickly as possible because the faster you learn, the better you fare in Madrid.

“I don’t know if he will go to Madrid. That’s not up to me. It’s up to the club.”

Tags Cruzeiro Julio Baptista Lucas Silva