Dani Carvajal is very close to becoming a new player of Bayer Leverkusen. So much so that just need official confirmation. The right-back of Real Madrid Castilla, 20 years old, will play in the Bundesliga because Jose Mourinho is not interested in him. Negotiations are well advanced between clubs and the transfer, with a repurchase option, will be around 5 million euros. The player and Bayer have already agreed.
Carvajal, who was born in Madrid, has been instrumental in the rise of R.M. Castilla to Second Division. But with the club's decision to sign a right-back to fight for a position with Arbeloa, the player, with his representative, has decided a change of scene and continue to grow in a more demanding competition. Carvajal is leaving after 10 years in the white youth teams without debut in a competitive match with the first team.
So Real Madrid needs a right-back and is going to look for one in the summer market. Arbeloa is currently the only right defender one hundred percent reliable, because Sergio Ramos is immovable as a center defender after his spectacular season. Lass and Altintop, who have also been used in that position, are not specialists (and Real Madrid wants to sell them), nor Albiol, who has also played on occasion on the right side.
Mourinho's favorite player for the position is Maicon. The coach coincided with the Brazilian player at Inter Milan and although he is about to turn 31, is a player with a proven quality, the best right-back in recent years with Dani Alves. Of course, a problem has arisen to sign Maicon, and it is not minor: Chelsea. The English club seems to have advanced negotiations for Maicon and would pay between 8 and 10 million euros. Mourinho, despite everything, does not waive the signing.
Other names that have been linked with Real Madrid are Piszczek (Polish), Ivanovic (Serbian) or Mario Fernandes (Brazilian). Others have sounded, though with less force; Iraola, Walter, Isla or Bosingwa. Fernandes option would be perhaps the most expensive, but he is the player with more future. Ivanovic, who is starter in the European champions (Chelsea) would bring more experience and versatility (can play as center defender). And Mourinho already knows Bosingwa from his stage at Porto.