Antonio Rudiger Signs: Chelsea FINALLY Announce Major Transfer

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Antonio Rudiger Signs: Chelsea FINALLY Announce Major Transfer

Chelsea have announced the arrival of Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

Chelsea have completed the signing of German defender Antonio Rudiger this Sunday afternoon.

Rudiger is fresh off helping Germany to the Confederations Cup title and has penned a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea lost out on £75m striker Romelu Lukaku last week when fierce rivals Manchester United beat them to the punch.

The agents involved in the deal arrived in the English capital on Saturday to finalise the transfer, after the two clubs agreed a fee that could rise to £34m for the 24-year-old Germany global.

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Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said Rudiger - who has been capped 17 times since making his debut in 2014 - possessed the qualities to blossom in the Premier League.

The Blues have only recruited Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the summer transfer window so far.

The German worldwide is a versatile defender, able to play as a center-back and right-back easily, and this is something that attracts a club that prioritizes a 3-4-3 system.

It is no secret that Antonio Conte has been looking to strengthen his defensive options this transfer period with a number of star names, such as Leonardo Bonucci, being linked to the Premier League club.

Rudiger will join David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta as the team's senior centre-halves, with Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro - who is priced at £60 million - also targeted to provide competition to Marcos Alonso.

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