REAL MADRID | CARVAJAL
Carvajal: interest from United, Liverpool, Bayern & PSG
Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern and PSG are the four suitors. The Real Madrid right back however is not interested in leaving the club despite Danilo’s arrival.
Some of European football’s biggest clubs have expressed an interest in securing the services of Dani Carvajal. Brazilian, Danilo’s signing from FC Porto has seen speculation mount regarding the Madrid defenders continuity at the Santiago Bernabéu and has generated interest amongst the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and PSG.
Despite these developments, the player who is out of contract in 2019 (Madrid sold him to Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 for 5 million euro and exercised their buy-back clause by re-signing the player in 2013 for 6.5 million) has stated that he wants to stay at Madrid and fight for his place in the team. “I want to give Danilo competition. I haven’t seen him play much. At Madrid we have competition with the best players and this is a motivating factor”, he commented just a week after the Brazilian’s signing was confirmed.
Carvajal has made a progressive evolution at Real Madrid. He secured a first team place in his first season, ousting Arbeloa and played 35 of the 45 games in the starting line-up. This season has been no different and he has started 35 of the 41 games for Ancelotti. Despite this, the signing of Danilo has changed the panorama and in recent times Carvajal seems to be playing with added anxiety. In the first game since FC Porto and Madid made the signing official, Carvajal was easily agitated by Mandzukic during the first leg of the Champions League quarter final match. Although he didn’t bite the Croatian player, he did hit out at him in an action that could have cost his team a penalty and his sending off.. Recent performances too, against the likes of Celta, Sevilla and in Turin where he gave away the penalty that enabled Juventus to secure a 2-1 win, his performances have been erratic. However, Carvajal has made his mind up: he wants to stay at the club and compete for the right back position with Danilo.