Castilla's Dani Carvajal Joins Bayer Leverkusen

Carvajal (photo via Realmadrid.com)

Real Madrid's canterano Dani Carvajal will leave the club after the Germans agreed to pay 5M€. The Spanish right-back could be back with the team in the next three seasons as Madrid kept a buyout clause. This operation is similar to the one that sent Pablo Sarabia to Getafe, or Álvaro Negredo to Almería.

It is unknown whether Carvajal will be an important player in the Bundesliga, but if he proves himself as a good right-back in the German league, Real Madrid will likely bring him back. At this point, 5M€ is a good price for a player that has only enjoyed a few minutes in Spain's Segunda División B.

Carvajal could have helped Castilla try to avoid relegation from Segunda this year. But it is better for him to have a competitive run in one of the best clubs in Germany with the chance to play in UEFA's Europe League. The Academy right-back is probably not good enough yet to be Arbeloa's backup. Real Madrid's goals are so high that even backup players could start on some other good European teams. And that's what Carvajal needs to accomplish if he wants to be back and have an important role in Madrid's future.

José Mourinho and the chairmen will now have to sign a decent right-back. Darjo Srna, Branislav Ivanovic or Maicon could help the team a lot. British Kyle Walker should also be one of Real Madrid's targets, but it will be hard to buy two players from Andre Villas-Boas' new team.

It shouldn't be much longer until Real Madrid makes its first move in this transfer market, so stay tuned to Managing Madrid on facebook and twitter to see which players finally join the club.

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