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Real confirm Carvajal recall
Jun 03, 2013 8:46 AM EST
Daniel Carvajal will return to Real Madrid after the Spanish side exercised a buy-back clause in the Bayer Leverkusen player's contract.
The defender moved to the Bundesliga side in 2012 for a fee of five million euros, with Real including a clause in the deal allowing for him to be bought back for an agreed price at any time during the following three seasons.And with the 21-year-old having established himself as a first-team regular in Leverkusen's starting line-up, Real have now opted to re-sign the Spaniard for 6.5 million euros.
"We're very sad that Daniel couldn't stay at the club. But it was clear to us from the start that Madrid would come to recognise his ability sooner or later," Leverkusen's sporting director Rudi Voeller told the club's official website. "He's been so impressive this season that Real's decision came as no surprise for us."
Managing director Wolfgang Holzhaeuser added: "Daniel Carvajal did really well on and off the pitch from day one and he's made a huge impression.
"As much as we will all miss him, we are happy that he'll be able to fulfil his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid's first team."Daniel played in all the club's youth teams and he is a 'Madridista' through and through. We wish him all the best for his future in professional football."