Chelsea sign Roma defender Antonio Rudiger on five-year deal
The Germany international is Antonio Conte’s second summer signing following the arrival of Willy Caballero.
Chelsea have made their first major signing of the summer with the arrival of Roma defender Antonio Rudiger on a five-year contract.
The 24-year-old Germany international will reportedly cost the Stamford Bridge club an initial £29million with add-ons potentially taking the deal to £33.3m.
Rudiger will take over the number two shirt left vacant after Branislav Ivanovic’s departure to Zenit St Petersburg in February.
“It’s a great feeling because not every player has the opportunity to join a huge club like this,” the defender, who was a member of Germany’s victorious Confederations Cup-winning team last weekend, told chelseafc.com.
“I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and I’m very proud to officially become a Chelsea player.”
Chelsea’s only other signing so far this summer is Manchester City’s out-of-contract goalkeeper Willy Caballero.