Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Cruzeiro Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:30:34 +1000 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Real Madrid cut loose Lucas Silva from his contract]]> <p>Real Madrid have cut loose Lucas Silva from his contract.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 09:40:56 +1000 Carlos Volcano <![CDATA[Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva: I have offers]]> <p>Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva says he'd welcome the chance to be registered with the club.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 20:34:03 +1000 Carlos Volcano <![CDATA[Celta Vigo approach Real Madrid for Lucas Silva]]> <p>Celta Vigo are keen to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 23 May 2018 20:52:05 +1000 Carlos Volcano <![CDATA[Former Real Madrid, Arsenal forward Julio Baptista signs with Orlando City]]> <p>MLS outfit Orlando City have pulled off a coup with the announcement that Julio Baptista has joined the club.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:18:32 +1100 <![CDATA[Porto favourites to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva]]> <p>Porto are set to snap up Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva.<p>The January arrival from Cruzeiro is set to be loaned out by Real for next season.<p>AS says Porto are already in contact about taking on Lucas as a replacement for Casemiro.<p>Casemiro was re-signed by Real last week after a superb 12 months on-loan in Portugal with Porto.<p>Lucas is expected to do the preseason with Rafa Benitez's first team before being sent to Porto for the new campaign.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:38:25 +1000 <![CDATA[Real Madrid boss Ancelotti insists he rates Lucas Silva]]> <p>Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he values Lucas Silva.<p>The former Cruzeiro midfielder has struggled to make an impact since his January arrival.<p>"The squad has changed slightly compared with last season, but it is still very competitive and the level of performances from the players like Kroos and James has been excellent," said Ancelotti. <p>"Lucas Silva had a few problems settling in, but that's to be expected. That has happened to true greats from the history of football, like Platini and Falao."</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sun, 17 May 2015 01:18:52 +1000 <![CDATA[Orlando City ace Kaka on Brazil's preliminary list for Copa America]]> <p>Kaka has been selected in Brazil's 30-man preliminary squad for this summer's Copa America.<p>The Orlando City star, 33, has been added to Dunga's initial roster for the CONMEBOL tournament which takes place in Chile between June 11 and July 4.<p>Kaka has netted 29 goals in 87 internationals for A Selecao during his career and is now a chance of adding to that in the Copa America if selected in the final 23-man squad.<p>The seven added selections on top of the 23 initial players alongside Kaka are: Neto (Fiorentina), Gil (Corinthians), Felipe Anderson (Lazio), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafael Alcantara (Barcelona), Leandro Damiao (Cruzeiro)<p>Brazil were drawn in Group C with Colombia, Peru and Venezuela for the 44th edition of South America's top national tournament.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 01:51:12 +1000 <![CDATA[Sergio Ramos: Form, ego and Real Madrid's demise]]> <p>COMMENT: Sergio Ramos... in midfield? If you need to know where its gone wrong for Real Madrid this year, just examine Ramos' performance at Juventus.<p>Despite young midfielders Lucas Silva and Asier Illarramendi available, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti stuck with Ramos and was rewarded with a performance that almost descended into farce. <p>That first long, raking pass to no-one should've been a warning. The second? Well, after that he should've kept it in his locker. But he's no Kurt Zouma. Instead, Ramos kept at it - and Real kept losing possession.<p>For the return-leg, if Ancelotti is to persist with Ramos in midfield, he'd do well to have him study Zouma's performances for Chelsea against PSG and Manchester United. At 20, Zouma knows his strengths - and his limitations - and when pressed into midfield by Jose Mourinho, did not attempt anything above his station.<p>Can Ramos' ego allow him to do the same? <p>It's clear Ancelotti didn't trust Lucas nor Illarramendi to handle the demands of a Champions League semifinal. But is that all that was behind his decision to play Ramos in midfield?<p>Could Real, going into the biggest game of their season, have handled the fallout from Ancelotti benching the 29 year-old?<p>As they've stumbled along in the final stretch of the season, the one positive for Ancelotti has been the new centre-half pairing of Pepe and Raphael Varane. It's been Pepe who has held Real's defence together this season, playing some of the best football of his career.<p>And the emergence of Varane has forced Ancelotti into a rethink of his back four. <p>After all the problems that came with the axing of Iker Casillas, did Ancelotti swerve the same backlash last week by starting Ramos in Turin? Illarramendi and Lucas are no mugs. The former a Spain international. The latter, a title winner with Cruzeiro. Yet, Ancelotti went with a 29 year-old centre-half, who until this past fortnight, hadn't played in midfield "for eight years".<p>And all this is occurring while Ramos and Real clash over his pay status.<p>Ramos still has two years to run on his current deal, but is demanding &euro;10 million-a-year - plus bonuses - to make him the second highest paid at Real behind Cristiano Ronaldo. The World Cup winner believes he deserves it, for his leadership role within the squad and what he has given during a decade of service.<p>But Real management think otherwise and are refusing to go higher than &euro;7 million-a-year.<p>It's no secret that after La Decima, Ramos has been frustrated by the way he's been treated. Since Lisbon, he has seen teammates Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric handed pay-rises, while James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos have arrived on bigger contracts.<p>Under appreciated by the board and pushed out of his natural position by Varane, Ramos could find himself at a career crossroads this summer.<p>And given his display in Turin, maybe he needs to do with those contract demands what he should do with his passing game - and scale it all down.<p>More:<p><a href= >P1) WAKE UP! Why Florentino's bumbling Real Madrid deserve greater scrutiny</a><p><a href= >P3) More than Morata: 5 Castilla rejects proving Real Madrid wrong</a><p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 02:20:10 +1000 <![CDATA[Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva open to Porto move]]> <p>Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva is open to moving to Porto next season.<p>The former Cruzeiro star is being linked with a loan switch.<p>"I was astonished with the news, but nothing has arrived to me. <p>"I have a contract with Real Madrid and I want to fulfil it. I have already had opportunities and I think I have the conditions to be in the team and to play," Lucas Silva told Globo Esporte.<p>"It could be, it is a good option. But, as I said, I have a contract with Real Madrid."</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:38:59 +1100 <![CDATA[Real Madrid boss Ancelotti satisfied with Lucas Silva performance]]> <p>Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is pleased with the progress of Lucas Silva.<p>The former Cruzeiro star started in victory over Levante.<p>"He had a great first half, like the rest of the team," said Ancelotti. <p>"He played with speed. He was more at ease in the second half and played the ball sideways more frequently. I'm certain he will be a good player for the future. He will improve because he has only just arrived, he's young and he has to get used to things here. He is a serious professional with plenty of quality."</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:19:14 +1100