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Thu Apr 24 03:15:36 SAST 2014

Leverkusen sign Real defender Carvajal

Reuters | 11 July, 2012 10:560 Comments
Stefano Morrone of Parma in action during the Serie A match between Parma FC and AS Roma at Stadio Ennio Tardini on September 25, 2011 in Parma, Italy
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Bayer Leverkusen have signed 20-year-old defender Daniel Carvajal from Real Madrid on a five-year deal, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

Carvajal, who won the U-19 European Championship with Spain last year, had failed to establish himself at the Spanish champions after emerging from the club’s youth ranks, which he first joined a decade ago.

No details of a transfer fee were revealed.

“We have managed to strengthen ourselves in the position of right back with this transfer,” said Leverkusen boss Wolfgang Holzhaeuser.

“Daniel Carvajal is already an outstanding player but still has immense potential due to his young age.”

Leverkusen finished in fifth place last season and will compete in the Europa League in the coming campaign.

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