After missing out on Romelu Lukaku and making just one signing in the form of free agent Willy Caballero, Chelsea director Michael Emenalo has finally delivered.
The Premier League Champions have signed German international Rudiger on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
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The defender, who will wear the No.2 shirt for the Blues, stated: ‘It’s a great feeling because not every player has the opportunity to join a huge club like this.
‘I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and I’m very proud to officially become a Chelsea player.’
Technical Director Michael Emenalo, who will hope to please a frustrated Antonio Conte, added: ‘We are pleased to be able to bring in a player of proven quality who adds to our defensive options.
‘Antonio is still young but is experienced at club and international level and possesses all the requisite attributes to thrive in the Premier League. We have been aware of him for some time and we are confident he will fit in well with the squad.’