'In the next few days': Chelsea player about to agree deal to join league leaders, Romano claims
Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger will reportedly agree a deal “in the next few days” to sign for Real Madrid this summer.
According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues player will sign his contract with La Liga leaders Real Madrid imminently.
He adds it’s a four-year deal at the Bernabeu, which will only officially be announced once the 2021/22 season is completed.
Romano has given the deal his famous “here we go confirmed” catchphrase to signify it’s definitely happening.
Rudiger, who’s out of contract at Chelsea at the end of this season, must be one of the most in-demand free agents out there.
It’s been reported that a string of top European clubs in Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain want to sign the 29-year-old defender.
However, Madrid appear to have won the transfer battle.
Rudiger keeps focus last night
Rudiger made his first Chelsea appearance last night since it was confirmed he’ll be exiting in the summer.
Unsurprisingly, he delivered an aggressive and strong performance in the 1-1 away draw against Manchester United in the Premier League.
His future has been up in the air for a while now, but that’s not stopped him from turning in impressive displays on a regular basis.
It’s great to see the Germany international wants to finish his Blues career on a high.
With work still to do this season to secure a top-four finish, along with the FA Cup final against Liverpool, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel should have no doubt about playing centre-back Rudiger in these crunch games.
For Madrid supporters, they can get excited about the prospect of having Rudiger in their famous white shirt next season. His performances over the last 18 months have earned him this glamorous move.
Chelsea fans can only try enjoy his final few matches in blue because he’s been such a popular figure around Stamford Bridge in recent times.