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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Chelsea confirm Antonio Rudiger’s free transfer move to Real Madrid after five trophy-filled years at Stamford Bridge

  REAL MADRID have officially signed Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea on a free transfer. The Germany international's contract with the B...

 

REAL MADRID have officially signed Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea on a free transfer. The Germany international's contract with the Blues - who wanted to retain his services - expired this month.

Europen powerhouses Real began sniffing around the centreback in January when it became apparent he wouldn't sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge an have moved quickly to land their man. An excerpt of a Chelsea statement read:

"We bid farewell to Antonio Rudiger as he departs Stamford Bridge with his Chelsea contract expiring, bringing to a close his five trophy-filled years with the club. "The German defender has left the Blues to join Real Madrid, having played a huge role in our successes in recent seasons."

Rudiger, 29, has inked a four-year deal with last season's Champions League winners and will officially be presented as a Real player on June 20.

A Real statement read: "Real Madrid C.F. have reached an agreement to sign Antonio Rudiger, wh joins the club on a four-year deal.

"Rudiger will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday 20 June at 12 noon (CET) at Real Madrid City.

"Following his unveiling, he will address the media. Rudiger is relishing the prospect of playing with the La Liga big boys, who ended Liverpool's hopes of winning a treble last weekend.

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