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Carvajal revels in Real Madrid return

The defender is ecstatic after returning to the Santiago Bernabeu on the back of a fine season in the Bundesliga.

Dani Carvajal says he is the "happiest man in the world" after signing for Real Madrid just 12 months after leaving the Liga giants for Bayer Leverkusen.

The right back left los Blancos last summer in search of regular first team football, but the club inserted a buyback clause in his contract which enabled them to re-sign the Spain Under-21 international for a 6.5 million euros fee within the first three years of his contract with the Bundesliga club.

"Thank you to the president, the fans and the club," Carvajal told reporters at a press conference. "I fought for a dream that today becomes reality. Today I'm the happiest person in the world. I will give my all for this club."

Madrid president Florentino Perez also welcomed the defender's arrival and backed the 21-year-old to make his mark at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Today, many 'Madridistas' are happy for you - you have returned home. Dani, welcome to Real Madrid," he said.

"You know the demands of this club. Now your opportunity has come, and I know you'll make the most of it. You, Dani, know the values of this club to perfection."

Carvajal has signed a deal until 2019 and made 34 appearances in all competitions for Leverkusen last season.

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