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Antonio Rudiger Shows Wound That Reportedly Required 20 Stitches

Antonio Rudiger’s brave late header earned Real Madrid a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk

Antonio Rudiger sported the scars of a hard fought game, but his effort is said to have left him requiring 20 stitches.

Reports in Spain claim Rudiger needed 20 stitches after the clash of heads with Shakhtar goalkeeper Anatolii Trubin and will be assessed for any fractures.

Posting from Real’s plane journey home, he wrote on Instagram:

“We alive” along with a picture of his bandaged head.


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Rudiger wrote:

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I am okay – thanks for all your messages.”


The 1-1 draw, though, benefits Celtic in their bid to qualify for the Europa League.

The Scottish side lost 2-0 at home to RB Leipzig and are out of the Champions League, with goals from Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg sealing their fate.

Celtic have amassed just one point from their four group matches, but are four points behind third-placed Shakhtar with Celtic hosting the Ukrainian side on October 25.

The team that finishes third in the groups drop into Europe’s second competition, but it’s going to be hard.

Celtic would need to beat Shakhtar and hope their rivals for third lose to Leipzig on gameweek six, though Ange Postecoglou must also find a way to get at least a point against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on 2 November.

“We have just got to keep going,” Postecoglou said.

“Irrespective of whether we continue [in Europe] or not, we have two more Champions League games that we want to keep using as a platform to improve as a football team and improve our players.

“The more they have exposure at this level, I think the better equipped we will be at this level.”

Antonio Rudiger: I'm Excited To Join Real Madrid

Antonio Rudiger has been announced as a new Real Madrid player and the 29-year-old centre-back has spoken about his excitement at moving to the Spanish capital.

After Real Madrid released a statement to confirm his arrival, the player took to social media too to share a message.

Rudiger wrote.

“I’m proud to announce that I’ll be joining Real Madrid,”

“I’m super excited for all the challenges ahead and can’t wait to play my first games for this huge club.”


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Rudiger’s goodbye to Chelsea

Before it was confirmed that he’d be joining Real Madrid, Rudiger had already said goodbye to Chelsea.

“Chelsea will always be in my heart, London will always be my home,” he said on the Players’ Tribune.

“I came here alone, and now I have a wife and two beautiful kids.

I also have a new brother for life named Kova [Mateo Kovacic].

“I have an FA Cup, a Europa League and a Champions League medal.

And of course, I have hundreds of memories that will stay with me forever.”

He did also, however, reflect on how contract renewal talks had been difficult at Chelsea.

“Unfortunately, my contract negotiations had already started to get difficult last fall,” Rudiger wrote.

“Business is business, but when you don’t hear any news from the club from August to January, the situation becomes complicated.

“After the first offer, there was a long gap of just nothing.

“We’re not robots, you know? You cannot wait for months with so much uncertainty about your future.”

Now, his future is decided and he is set to play for Real Madrid for the next four seasons.

Real Madrid ‘Complete' Signing of Antonio Rudiger For Free Transfer  On A Four-Year Deal.

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.”


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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.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel Confirms Antonio Rudiger Will Leave Chelsea This Summer

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Talks with the German centre-back, who has been most heavily linked with a free transfer to

Real Madrid, have been unsuccessful and Rudiger has already informed Tuchel he plans to go.

Behind the scenes, Chelsea have been resigned to losing Rudiger for some time,

disparity between his demands and what the club was willing to offer led to an early acceptance that a parting of ways would be the final outcome.

“Toni, the media is on it,” Tuchel told Sky Sports after Chelsea’s narrow win over West Ham.

“The situation is that he wants to leave the club. He informed me of this is in a private talk.”

Sanctions brought against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in recent weeks made things more difficult, with the club restricted under a special license.

Even though contract talks had not yielded an agreement in several prior months, it has proven to be the final straw.


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“We gave everything – me and the club – but we could not fight anymore because of the actions.

Without the sanctions we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but out hands are tied.

We don’t take it personally. It is his decision,” Tuchel explained.

“He is a key figure and will stay that way until the end of the season.

But it is disappointing. We will miss him a lot.

He gives courage in the dressing room. The kind everyone is afraid of, but the kind to play 50-55 games at an outstanding level.

“He is a top defender in the last one and a half years for me.

We then need to find another solution.”

Chelsea paid around £30m to sign Rudiger from Roma in 2017.

The Blues are also set to lose Andreas Christensen on a free transfer

– the Dane is joining Barcelona, while captain Cesar Azpilicueta is another coming to the end of his deal.

List Of Premier League Players Who Are Going To Be Available For Free

Contracts are winding down and for several high-profile players in the Premier League it means that decisions will need to be made in the coming months.

From January 1, players in England are able to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs.

With a view to moving next summer, while for English teams January is also the last chance to recoup a transfer fee for those in the final year of their contracts.

That means uncertainty is rife among some pretty major players in the top flight.

As well as clubs around Europe, teams in the Premier League will be monitoring the situation of some of these players, so who is out of contract next summer and what is the situation with their future?

Here are 20 Premier League players who are facing uncertain futures.

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Barely a day goes by when the French midfielder isn’t filling the back pages of the national newspapers.

Mino Raiola has left the door very much open regarding a move away from Old Trafford with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid keen on Pogba.

Particularly given that he’s recently fallen out of favour at Old Trafford.

However United will be doing all that they can to avoid losing him for nothing for the second time.

Andreas Christensen, Chelsea:

The Danish defender would be a real bargain if available for free next summer.

Christensen has already made 10 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side which shows just how trusted he is at Stamford Bridge.

With rumours that a potential new deal could be in the offing, it’ll be interesting to see how this one progresses given that non-English clubs can approach him on a pre-contract deal in January.

James Tarkowski, Burnley

The Burnley man will have no shortage of potential suitors as he moves towards the last six months of his contract.

The 28-year-old has been one of Sean Dyche’s most trusted players in recent years with West Ham previously linked with a move.

Newcastle United have been keen more recently and If he does decide to leave Turf Moor then he’ll certainly have a handful of Premier League clubs interested.

Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal

It seems increasingly likely that the Frenchman will be leaving at the end of the season.

Lacazette had fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta over recent months and with no new contract agreed it seems that the writing is on the wall regarding his future.

That said, the striker has really impressed for Arsenal in recent weeks but it’s likely that this could just be a case of short-term gain for the Gunners before he moves on.


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Jesse Lingard, Man United

A player who was heavily tipped to move on over the summer.

Lingard shone for West Ham United last term and returned to Manchester United as a player who had refound his spark.

Unfortunately first team opportunities have been hard to come by and so the player may well consider leaving for more regular action elsewhere.

Todd Cantwell, Norwich

One of the few Norwich City players who are likely to attract top flight interest next summer.

The midfielder has struggled for fitness this term but given past interest from the likes of Leeds United he’s a player who could look to move on if the Canaries go down.

That said, Daniel Farke’s side do have an option to extend his deal so they will most likely look to use that.

Edinson Cavani, Man United

A player who has certainly been a victim of Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival.

Cavani has been a bit-part player for Manchester United this term and given that he’s very much in the autumn of his career the focus will surely be on regular first team action.

Unless something changes significantly it would be a huge surprise to see him stick around.

Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea

It’s been a heck of a 12 months for the German defender.

Last year Rudiger appeared to be surplus to requirements and was being linked with a move to West Ham as Chelsea looked to trim their squad.

Now he’s arguably Chelsea’s top centre-back and they’ll be doing everything that they can to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.

Sean Longstaff, Newcastle United

The midfielder is certainly highly-regarded by supporters as a boyhood Newcastle fan who certainly plays for the badge.

However with new ownership on board it means that big decision may need to be made.

Longstaff will be keen to stick around but a decision on his future probably won’t be made until the club’s new structure is firmly in place

Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea

The experienced defender is a part of the furniture at Stamford Bridge.

Azpilicueta is a valuable first team player for Thomas Tuchel and while that continues it seems hugely unlikely that the Blues will allow him to leave.

There’s been talk of a new contract for the Spaniard and so it’d be a big surprise to see him move on next summer.

Calum Chambers, Arsenal

A player who may well benefit from a fresh challenge.

Mikel Arteta is overseeing a huge transformation at the Emirates Stadium that has seen the central defender fall down the pecking order.

With no talk of a new contract it suggests that the player could be a contender to move on next summer.

Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal

The young striker could have some big decisions over the coming months.

It appeared that Nketiah’s Arsenal career was over after dropping down the pecking order in recent months.

He did make a goalscoring comeback in the Carabao Cup against Leeds United and with Mikel Arteta praising his ability, there’s every chance that he could stick around in North London.

Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal

A player who may well be moving on at the end of the season.

The Egyptian international is a fringe player under Mikel Arteta and with the Gunners looking to bring through the next generation of players he might be someone who is deemed surplus to requirements.

At 29 years of age first team football will be a priority for Elneny and that means that a big decision will need to be made.

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham

The experienced goalkeeper is one of the more high-profile players coming to the end of his contract.

Lloris is Tottenham’s captain but with the team in need of a new lease of life it remains to be seen what the future holds.

It’ll be 10 years at the club for Lloris next summer and perhaps the decision will be made that he needs a fresh challenge.

Teemu Pukki, Norwich

The 31-year-old will have some big decisions to make over the coming months.

Pukki has been Norwich City’s main man since arriving in 2018 but should the club suffer relegation it will mean another step back into the Championship.

The Finland international is capable of player in one of Europe’s elite leagues and so this season could be pivotal.

Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace

The 30-year-old has certainly impressed for Patrick Vieira’s side this term.

Palace are looking like one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League as they focus on young, high-potential talent and that could mean that a decision is made regarding Ayew.

There’s bound to be interest in Ayew and that means that a decision may not be made until late in the campaign.

Pontus Jansson, Brentford

The 30-year-old has been a colossal performer for Thomas Frank’s side this term.

Jansson is Brentford’s skipper and had truly led by example with the team making a strong start to life in the Premier League.

It would be a big surprise to see the player move on this term, unless he receives big interest from elsewhere.

Juan Mata, Manchester United

A player who has been a great performer in the Premier League for both Chelsea and United.

Unfortunately it seems that the Spaniard’s days at Old Trafford could be numbered.

Mata has fallen down the pecking order and so it’d be a big surprise if the player was offered fresh terms with Solskjaer’s side.

Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham

The Ukraine international has certainly been a victim of the fine form in West Ham’s attacking line.

With a contract that expires next summer the 31-year-old is someone who seems unlikely to pen a new deal at the London Stadium.

West Ham need a new striker and perhaps offloading the forward will make room for a new addition.

James Milner, Liverpool

The experienced player is still a core member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

While he might not play in every single match that Liverpool play, Milner is still regarded as a central figure who is often trusted in the club’s most pivotal matches.

The 35-year-old is still very much in top condition and so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Reds offer him a new deal.