Lucas Silva Borges is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Marseille in Ligue 1 on loan from parent club Real Madrid. Born in Goias, Brazil Luca Silva began his club career at local club Cruzeiro in 2007 aged 14 years old and signed a big money move to Real Madrid in January 2015. The Brazilian midfielder is known for passing and distribution abilities. To gain crucial first team experience within European football, Lucas Silva was sent on loan to the French outfit of Marseille for the 2015/16 season.
Born on the 16th of February 1993 in Born Jesus de Goias, Brazil Lucas Silva joined Cruzeiro's youth academy in 2007. In 2012 Lucas Silva signed a loan deal with Nacional-MG for more senior playing experience. His senior debut for Nacional-MG was the on the 10th of March 2012 against Atletico Mineiro in a 2-4 loss. His Serie A debut for Cruzeiro on the 18th of July 2012 in a 0-2 away win against Portuguesa.
Cementing his spot in the starting eleven for Cruzeiro the Brazilian attracted big interest for European clubs including Real Madrid. Lucas Silva helped Cruzeiro win the 2013 and 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A titles. On the 22nd of January 2015 Lucas Silva signed a 14 million euro five and half year deal with Real Madrid.
For Brazil, Lucas Silva has played for the Under-20 and Under-21 sides and is expected to make his senior debut for Brazil in the coming years.