Just In: Antonio Rudiger Joins Real Madrid From Chelsea

La Liga champions, Real Madrid has signed German international defender, Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.

The development has been confirmed by the two clubs.

According to Real Madrid, the 29-year-old centre-back who was out of contract at Chelsea has signed a four-year deal with the club.

Real Madrid confirmed the development in a post on its Twitter account:

Chelsea while confirming the departure of the defender wrote on the club’s official website, “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.

“Rudiger made 54 appearances in all competitions in his final campaign, all from the start, more than any other Chelsea player. He departs with 203 appearances and 12 goals to his name, in that time establishing himself as one of the most passionate characters to represent the club in recent memory.

“Chelsea Football Club thanks Toni for his contribution to our success over the last five years and wishes him well in his future career.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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