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Carvajal Signs New Real Madrid Contract

bernabeu-newReal Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has signed a one-year contract extension with the capital giants. The new deal will see the Spain international tied down to the Bernabeu outfit until June 2020.

A statement from Real Madrid read:

“Real Madrid announces it has extended the contract of the player Dani Carvajal until June 30, 2010, the next five seasons.”

A youth product of Real, Carvajal was sold to Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2012 but returned to the Bernabeu 12 months later after Los Blancos exercised a buy-back option on the player.

The 23-year-old Carvajal made 30 La Liga appearances for Real this past season and started in five Champions League games to help his team reach the semi-final stages.

Real were keen to improve Carvajal’s contract this summer to end speculation regarding the player’s possible departure. Carvajal’s future had been in doubt after Real signed Brazilian fullback Danilo from Porto after the end of the season.

On top of Carvajal’s contract renewal, Marcelo is also set to sign a new deal, also until 2020. It will mean Madrid keep two of their most valued players at the club for another five years at least.

Real travel to Australia on Sunday to begin their summer tour under new coach Rafa Benitez.