Ricardo Carvalho has been unveiled as Real Madrid’s new signing after passing a medical with the Spanish club on Thursday afternoon.
Chelsea accepted a reported bid of €8 million for the defender and Carvalho has signed a two-year deal with and will again link up with former Chelsea and Porto manager Jose Mourinho.
“The speed of the game is different here to England, where the game is quicker,” Carvalho said in his first press conference. “I think it was harder for me to adapt to English football than it will for me to adapt to the Spanish game because it is so similar to the Portuguese league.
“I have spoken with Mourinho about my role as a senior player here on the pitch. A lot of important players have left this year. I want to help Madrid win as much as I can.”