Antonio Rudiger: Real Madrid to win Chelsea defender for free transfer after four-year deal | Transfer center reports

Real Madrid has confirmed Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s long-awaited signature on a four-year contract.

The 29-year-old moves to Bernabeu for a free transfer after he rejects Blues’ attempts to renew the contract.

Sky Sports News Rudiger decided last month to move to Real after choosing a newly crowned European champion ahead of a number of other elite clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United.

At the time, it was stated that the new contract of the German representative would be worth 400,000 euros (340,000 pounds) per week.

Real says he will introduce Rudiger as his player at the June 20 ceremony.

He wrote on Twitter: “I am proud to announce that I will join Real Madrid. I am very excited about all the future challenges and I can’t wait to play my first matches for this huge club.”

Chelsea added: “Chelsea football club thanks Toni for his contribution to our achievements over the past five years and wishes him good luck in his future career.

“He leaves with 203 appearances and 12 goals, during which time he has established himself as one of the most passionate figures representing the club in recent times.”

Rudiger came to Chelsea from Rome five years ago and won the 2018 FA Cup in his first season at a club led by Antonio Conte.

He then helped the Blues to fame in the European League in 2019 under the leadership of Maurizio Sarri, but wrestled with the Italian successor Frank Lampard.

Rudiger attracted the interest of clubs that wanted to host him in January 2021, until Lampard was recalled and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who immediately returned his compatriot to the top eleven.

Former defender of Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund contributed to Chelsea’s success in the Champions League at the end of the 2020/21 season, as well as to winning the Club World Cup earlier this year.

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Sky Sports chief reporter Melissa Reddy:

After Rudiger’s final confirmation and the departure of his colleague from the middle defender Andreas Christensen to La Liga, Chelsea is now moving forward with its summer recruitment plans.

The takeover of the club by a consortium led by Todd Boehly for £ 4.25 billion was completed earlier this week, which should allow Thomas Tuchel to start building his team for the upcoming campaign, with the middle defender definitely the area of ​​interest.

The Blues have already reached an oral agreement with Seville defender Jules Kound, with the Spanish club preferring a quick deal as their goal is to settle their accounts by 30 June.

Talks about the deal for Kounde failed last year, but there is optimism from all sides, this time it will succeed.

Presnel Kimpembe from Paris Saint-Germain is part of the shortlist of midfield defense and is preferred by Tuchel. Jose Gimenez from Atlética Madrid and Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig are also among those watched.

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