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Real Madrid Transfer News: Dani Carvajal's Alleged Contract Details Revealed

Real Madrid's midfielder Dani Carvajal speaks during a press conference at Real Madrid's Sport City in Madrid on September 14, 2015 on the eve of the Champions League football match Real Madrid vs Shakhtar Donetsk. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU        (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)
Matt JonesFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 1, 2017

Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal had a reported €350 million release clause in his contract, it has been revealed.

Details of the Spain international’s terms with the club have been released via the Football Leaks website (h/t Marca). Carvajal rejoined Real from Bayer Leverkusen in 2013, and the report suggests that in addition to the massive clause in his contract, his annual salary was set to increase from €1.7 million to €2.5 million before 2019.

However, as noted in the piece, it’s unclear whether these terms still remain in place, as the right-back agreed to a one-year extension with the club recently.

Here's a look at why Carvajal has become a key member of this Los Blancos side since he came back to the club:

In addition to details emerging about the defender's agreement with the club, the same source also provided reported information of Nuri Sahin’s contract when he was a Real Madrid player.

Most striking about the midfielder’s deal was the fact he was on a whopping annual wage of €5.4 million, having signed on a pre-contract from Borussia Dortmund in 2011. That was after winning the Bundesliga title. The Football Leaks report suggests that had the 27-year-old been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, his salary would have jumped to €7.4 million. His release clause amounted to €121 million.

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Nuri Sahin of Real Madrid warms up during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 18, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Sahin is currently back at Dortmund after underwhelming at Real Madrid and is a key member of Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The €350 million figure in Carvajal’s contract shows the esteem Los Blancos hold their full-back in. Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe is certainly a big fan:

The 24-year-old is a player who adds a fine balance to this Real team. Typically, the player who operates in front of him on the right flank is given positional freedom, meaning Carvajal has to offer not only width, but energy and defensive intensity, as well as show a willingness to sacrifice his own game to enrich the influence of others.

EIBAR, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid controls the ball during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Real Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Eibar, Spain.  (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

And yet, he’s still a major threat going forward. As these figures from OptaJose prove, under Zinedine Zidane, the Spain international has excelled:

After the squad brought in Danilo ahead of this season, many expected Carvajal, perhaps the least glamorous name in Real’s starting XI, to make way. But he’s performed admirably throughout the campaign, and in what’s been a disappointing season for the capital club, he's been one of the standout performers.

You suspect the new deal signed by the player will include similar safety nets that’ll make any potential transfer extremely unlikely. Carvajal has not been linked with a move away anyway, and for a footballer who has been nurtured in the Los Blancos youth system before breaking into the first-team, it’d take a pretty special offer for him to be lured away.  

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