BREAKING: Rudiger finally joins Real Madrid from Chelsea

Chelsea on Thursday afternoon confirmed that defender, Antonio Rudiger has signed for Real Madrid.

Chelsea made the announcement in a statement via its website.

The statement read in part, “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 lifted the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea, playing a crucial role in all those triumphs at the heart of our defence.”

Rudiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma back in 2017.

The German made his Chelsea debut as a substitute in their August’s Community Shield against Arsenal.

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