Lucas Silva has told Marca he waived his right to 10 percent of his transfer fee to secure his move from Cruzeiro to Real Madrid.
Madrid finally completed the signing of the Brazilian midfielder last week after long negotiations, with a fee reported to be in the region of 14 million euros.
Lucas Silva, who was also reported to have attracted interest from Arsenal, said the move was a "dream come true" and confirmed he had made the financial sacrifice to secure the switch.
"It was best for all concerned...
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has completed his move to Real Madrid, the European champions announced on Friday.
The 21-year-old leaves Cruzeiro for a 5½-year deal at the Bernebeu, where he will be presented on Monday after undergoing a medical.
The transfer fee is reported to be in the range of 14 million euros, which Cruzeiro will split with multiple third-party owners.
Lucas Silva has won the past two Brazilian league titles with Cruzeiro, was named to the tournament's best XI...