Breaking: Chelsea signs Athonio Rudiger

Breaking: Chelsea signs Athonio Rudiger

Chelsea have completed the signing of Antonio Rudiger from Roma for a reported €34m.

The big defender agreed to move to Stamford Bridge after the Blues agreed a fee with Roma, the Serie A giant last week.

The centre-back had been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last year and the Blues reignited their interest this summer, agreeing a fee with the Serie A side.

The 24-year old centre-back made 26 appearance in the 2016-17 campaign for Roma after joining them from Stuttgart.

“It’s a great feeling because not every player has the opportunity to join a huge club like this,” he told the club’s official website.

“I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and I’m very proud to officially become a Chelsea player.”