Transfer Zone: Chelsea Completes Antonio Rudiger Deal.


Antonio Rudiger, 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea Football Club for a fee of £29m and will wear the No.2 shirt.

Rüdiger moves to England after two years at AS Roma, whom he initially joined on a season-long loan from Stuttgart, and will help fill the void left by John Terry’s departure for Aston Villa under freedom of contract.

The Defender signed a Five-year contract for a fee of £29m but could rise as high as £34m with add-ons.

He has won 17 caps for Germany and made four appearances in their triumphant Confederations Cup campaign in Russia, including starting in the final against Chile, which they won 1-0.

The defender said: ‘It’s a great feeling because not every player has the opportunity to join a huge club like this. ‘I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and I’m very proud to officially become a Chelsea player.’

Technical Director Michael Emenalo added: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring in a player of proven quality who adds to our defensive options.

The Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, had made clear the need to reinforce the team’s back-line in readiness for their return to the Champions League, and had initially hoped the club would succeed in luring either Virgil van Dijk or Leonardo Bonucci to Stamford Bridge.

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