Dani Carvajal agrees to a new contract

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has agreed on an extension of his contract with the club, which promises to keep him at the Bernabeu until at least the summer of 2025.

Carvajal’s previous contract had expired next year, but this new deal now secures his long-term future at his boys’ club.

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The 29-year-old first joined Real’s youth ranks at the age of 10 in 2002 and became a regular for Castilla in 2010 and made the first team’s breakthrough in 2013 after a short period to gain experience in Germany at Bayer Leverkusen.

Carvajal was immediately a regular player and played 45 times in all competitions during his first season and won the first of four Champions League titles. In eight years, he also won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and four FIFA Club World Cup trophies.

Injuries limited the player to just 15 games in all competition last season, but his new contract underscores the faith he has from the club hierarchy.

Carvajal is the latest Real player to have agreed a new contract. During the first deal of the summer, veteran fielder Luka Modric went to a one-year extension until 2022, with Lucas Vazquez signing a new deal until 2024 and the versatile defender Nacho secured until 2023.

Now that Carvajal’s future has been sorted, the next new contract is expected to be for Karim Benzema. The 33-year-old striker is currently on terms that expire next summer and his expected new contract is reported by Marca to be an extension until 2023.

Benzema scored 33 goals in all competitions for Real last season, including 23 in La Liga. He has been the top scorer every year since Cristiano Ronaldo left in 2018 and has reached a status of renewed importance for the club after coming out of the shadow of the legend.

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