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Real Madrid Defender Pens New Contract To Extend Stay Until 2025: Good Move For Everyone?

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Real Madrid have confirmed on their official website that Dani Carvajal has penned a new contract to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium until the summer of 2025. It has been revealed that the Spanish right-back has decided to put pen to paper on a new deal and thus, committing his long-term future to Los Blancos (via

Carvajal’s Injury-Ravaged Campaign At Madrid

Carvajal had an injury-plagued season at the Spanish capital as he missed a lot of key games because of multiple injuries. The Leganes-born talent appeared in just 15 matches for the Madrid giants in the previous campaign, securing four assists and five yellow cards in various competitions.

The 29-year-old did well to average 2.1 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.4 clearances, 0.7 shots, 0.7 key passes, 0.5 crosses and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He even distributed possession with accuracy from the right flank, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 84.7% in league football (stats via whoscored).

Carvajal has proven himself to be a top performer for Los Blancos in the past, so it makes sense for the Spanish club to tie the Spaniard down to a new contract as he could once again play an important role for them in the future as long as he can steer clear of injuries.

Real Madrid's Carvajal pens new contract (Carvajal is seen in the picture)
December 30, 2020, Elche, ALICANTE, SPAIN: Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid CF during La Liga football match played between Elche CF and Real Madrid CF at Martinez Valero stadium on December 30, 2020, in Elche, Alicante, Spain. Elche SPAIN – ZUMAa181 20201230_zaa_a181_150 Copyright: xIrinaxR.xHipolitox

Carvajal Extends His Madrid Contract Until 2025: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

Carvajal has shown that he can be a trustworthy defender at the back as he hardly gets beat in a 1v1 situation and can make some timely interceptions for his team. He is not afraid to clear the danger when required and can also pull off a few quick dashes down the right flank.

The Spanish sensation is a decent crosser of the ball and can contribute by picking up some important assists in the opposition half. However, he was plagued by frequent injuries last season, so there are some question marks over his long-term health.

Still, Carvajal has won plenty of trophies during his Real Madrid career which could be why Los Blancos have decided to put their faith in the player for the long run. Carlo Ancelotti will now be responsible for getting the best out of the 25-time Spain international in the coming seasons.

All in all, Carvajal’s contract extension seems like a good move for both the player and the Madrid club before the start of the new campaign as they work together towards bringing even more success to the Bernabeu over the next few years.

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