Carvalho seals reunion with Mourinho at Real Madrid

Carvalho seals reunion with Mourinho at Real Madrid

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(CNN) — Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has rejoined former coach Jose Mourinho after completing a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old, who made 22 appearances for Chelsea last season as the London club clinched their second English Premier League title, signed a two-year-deal.

Carvalho will join his international compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, becoming Madrid’s fifth signing of the close season.

“Chelsea Football Club can confirm it has agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“Chelsea would like to thank Riccy [Carvalho] for his six years of service, and we wish him well in his future career.”

It is the second time Mourinho has signed Carvalho. After winning the European Champions League with Porto in 2004, a side which featured Carvalho at the heart of the defense, Mourinho took the central defender with him to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth $31 million.

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