Much has been said about Lucas Silva's future position in this Real Madrid team. The Brazilian player was signed a week ago, and even though Ancelotti left him out of the squad list to host Real Sociedad this last Saturday, Silva will likely get some minutes soon. The question is, where will he play?
Real Madrid's coach doesn't like to rotate Toni Kroos much, so if Silva was brought to play there, his importance in this team will not be significant. However, Silva's shot from long distance and his good passing skills could make him a good fit to play as a box-to-box midfielder in Ancelotti's 4-3-3 formation. To make things clear, that means that he would be filling Illarramendi's shoes in last Saturday's formation.
When Luka Modric recovers from his injury, Lucas Silva will surely be relegated to the bench. He will turn 22 years old this February and has a lot to learn, so Real Madrid did not sign him to make a big impact this season. His potential is big and Silva has a bright future ahead of him. That's why Los Blancos acquired him.