Real Madrid newcomer Lucas Silva open to loan move, Porto rumoured

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Lucas Silva recently admitted that he's open to spending next season on loan.

Over the past few weeks, Silva have been linked with a possible move to Portuguese side Porto, who have seen players who barely made their respective squads last season, such as Casemiro from Real Madrid and Cristian Tello from Barcelona and Oliver Torres from Atletico Madrid become central figures as Champions League quarter-finalists.

In an interview with Brazilian sports daily Globoesporte, Silva stated that he hadn't heard anything about a loan switch to Porto and at the moment he's fully focused on winning and earning minutes with Real Madrid.

"I was surprised by the news, but nobody's come to me with any offer," he said. "I have a contract with Real Madrid and I intend to see it through. I've had opportunities and I think I have what it takes to be a part of the team and play."

The 21-year-old went on to admit that after seeing Casemiro's progress under Julen Lopetegui, it's possible he could leave on loan next season.

"Maybe, it's a good option. But, like I said, I have a contract with Real Madrid."

Silva has played six La Liga games and one Champions League encounter with Real Madrid since his January arrival from Brazilian side Cruziero and while he will continue to get minutes over Sami Khedira, who has confirmed he's leaving when his contract expires this June, and Asier Illarramendi, who could leave the club this summer, the return of Casemiro moves Silva to fourth in the pecking order for next season and could open the door to a season-long loan.

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