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Chelsea Confirm Signing Of German Defender Antonio Rudiger

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

Rudiger’s agent had been in London for talks with the Blues, and the Premier League champions were able to agree personal terms and complete the transfer from Roma this afternoon.

Rudiger was part of the German team who won the recent Confederations Cup – a competition which enhanced the former Roma players reputation.

Chelsea had a strong defence last season and this new signing is sure to add to this.

After winning last year’s Premier League title, the Blues have big European ambitions for the 2017/2018. Now with Rudiger, who was a key player in Roma’s run to second place in Serie A last season, perhaps next season will see Antonio Conte take Chelsea to the next level.

The deal is believed to be in the region of €38 million.

The signing was praised by Twitter users, who were impressed by the German’s performances in Russia recently.

Chelsea fans will be hoping that this isn’t the end of their summer business and you can be sure that there will be more big signings before the new seasons commences next month.

While this is not the signing of Romelu Lukaku that Blues supporters were expecting, this could turn out to be a good bit of business.

Joel Slattery, Pundit Arena

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