Real Madrid made the first addition to their squad of the close season on Monday when they exercised an option to buy defender Daniel Carvajal back from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
The 21-year-old right-back, a product of Real's academy and a Spain Under-21 international, has agreed a six-year contract, Real said in a statement on their website.
Carvajal was voted the best right-back in the Bundesliga by German daily newspaper Bild last season, when he scored one goal and made seven assists for Leverkusen. He will compete with Spain international Alvaro Arbeloa for the right-back slot.
"He [Carvajal] has made the definitive jump in quality in the Bundesliga and has established himself as one of the most promising defenders in Spanish football," Real said.