The Spanish giants Real Madrid have COMPLETED a deal to sign Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, according to reports.
The 29-year-old German is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
And Real Madrid have now finally secured his services after snapping up the free transfer on a four-year deal.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted:
“Everything is now done between Real Madrid and Toni Rüdiger. The deal has been completed, club sources confirm: he will play for Real.
“Contract until 2026, there’s no option for further season.
“Official announcement: end of the season. Here we go confirmed.”
Rudiger has been imperious for Chelsea over the past 12 months since the arrival of manager Thomas Tuchel.
He first joined Chelsea from Roma in 2017 but it is over the last two seasons where he has truly shown his class.
He helped the Blues win the Champions League last year and was hailed as one of their player’s of the season.
But Tuchel recently confirmed the sanctions imposed on Chelsea and outgoing owner
Roman Abramovich have meant they were unable to tie Rudiger down to a new deal.