Juventus Beat Madrid and Bayern to ‘Agree’ Four-Year Deal for Rudiger

Chelsea mainstay defender Antonio Rudiger is ready to leave Stamford Bridge for a new adventure in Italy. Latest reports emerging from England and Italy indicate that the German stopper has agreed to continue his career with Juventus.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports of the Bianconeri notching down a four-year deal with Rudiger and that the center-back has ‘agreed’ to move to Turin ahead of the 2022/23 season. With Chelsea undergoing through a management ordeal at the moment due to sanctions, no respite could be found for the 29-year-old’s contract situation.

The German has reportedly been assessing his situation for quite a while now, just like his teammate defenders who are also on the verge on expiring contracts – including Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta. The others, except Christensen, might not have reached a conclusion, but it looks like Rudiger has.

Juventus were earlier rumored to be first in line for his services, and now it looks concrete.

The former Roma defender has been the subject of discussion regarding offers from several top European clubs, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, it looks like Juventus have secured the center-back’s services on a four-year deal worth €6.5m in wages.

Rudiger joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 under Antonio Conte, after registering 72 appearances for the Giallorossi in the Italian capital.