Antonio Rüdiger’s move from Chelsea to Real Madrid has been officially confirmed this morning.
Following his contract with the Blues expiring, the German has agreed a deal to join Real.
Los Blancos confirm that he has signed a four-year contract with the club.
The 29-year-old will be presented at the Santiago Bernabéu on June 20.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 2, 2022
Rüdiger on a free transfer represents a serious coup for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
The defender has proven himself to be one of the best defenders in Europe over the last two seasons.
Following a tricky start to life in west London, he eventually found his feet after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
Last season, he played a key role in helping Chelsea win their second European Cup.
Meanwhile, this season, he won the Club World Cup with the Blues and performed to an incredibly high standard.
He now joins the Spanish and European champions and adds to their wealth of top defensive talent.
Madrid already have David Alaba and Eder Militao in their ranks with the duo producing outstanding performances in last Saturday’s Champions League final.
Rudiger named in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Season
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 31, 2022