"I'm really happy by the news and quite surprised. It means that all of the hard work you do isn't only valued here in Brazil but further afield too.
"It's only speculation but if it actually happens, it will be hugely important for my family because we're from central Goiás - a small town where people know me and my family well. It would be like a dream becoming real, it would be a convenient move for everyone; maybe now is the moment for me to repay the favours which my family have done for me."
On the prospect of playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas could not hide his enthusiasm.
"I've followed his games since I was a kid - from when he was at Manchester United and now, even more since he's been at Real Madrid. He keeps getting better and better - he's making history. I could never have imagined, not for one moment, that one day I might have the chance to play alongside him - it might happen and it would be a dream.
"I have had many dreams since I was a boy. I couldn't have imagined things happening so quickly to me and reaching my objectives so soon. I'm thankful to God for all that I am experiencing and playing in Europe would be another dream come true for me."
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