Real Madrid CF defender Dani Carvajal has insisted the the imminent arrival of Danilo will not threaten his future at the club.
Carvajal, a former Madrid youth star who rejoined the club in the summer of 2013 after one year at Bayer Leverkusen, has been Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice right-back since rejoining the reigning European champions.
However, although the future of the Spain international, 23, is now up in the air following the £23 million signing of Porto right-back Danilo, the 23-year-old has welcomed the competition for the a first-team place.
“The signing of Danilo is good,” Carvajal. “We are at the best club in the world and competition is always good.
“It’s normal that we compete with the best in the world.
“Right now Danilo is not here. I will be with him next year and I will compete with him and we will try to play as much as possible.
“A few days ago I read an article that [said that] I want to go. Far from it. This is my home and I am going to give it all for this [club] badge.”
Carvajal has tallied two assists in 24 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid in 2014/15.
Wilshere not for sale
Arsenal F.C. manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the club no longer need to sell their ‘best players’ like Jack Wilshere amid reports linking Manchester City with summer swoop for the player.
The England international, 23, has missed much of the 2014/15 campaign due to injury, and it is rumoured City are keen to bring in the 23-year-old to help reinvigorate an ageing squad.
“We are not in a position any more where we have to sell our best players,” said Wenger.
“We cannot make a case of any headline in any newspaper in a press conference from things that are not true.”
Wilshere, who has been sidelined since late November, could make his return when Arsenal face Burnley at Turf Moore on Saturday.
Wenger added: “Everybody can have a big impact until the end of the season, Jack included.
“Every player who doesn’t play is very frustrated when he cannot perform – [Abou] Diaby has been out for a year, [Theo] Walcott has been out for a year. Wilshere has played many games this year, he was out, but not for as long as Walcott or Diaby.”
Wilshere has scored one goal in nine English Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season.