The bridegroom came out last month. Despite winning the league and the Champions League, Real Madrid are making a solid arrangement to overcome their defensive problems. According to European media, the Spanish club has signed Chelsea center-back Antonio Rudigar.
The German defender would have ended his contract with Chelsea at the end of the season. Today, Rudigar was officially seen in Real’s jersey.
After a brief exercise with the ball, Rudigar also gave a video message to Real fans. Before sitting in the press conference, he signed the contract, took pictures and other formalities. Rudigar was accompanied by his wife, Laura, and two children.
The Champions League defender has signed a four-year deal with Real in a free transfer without renewing his contract with Chelsea. Rudigar told a news conference at Real’s training center Valdebebaj that he had decided to join Real Madrid in April after talking to Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.
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“My agent was first contacted last September,” Rudiger told a news conference. The next time I talk to Ancelotti, it’s April. Talking to him was the most important moment. That’s when I decided that I would play under him in this club. As everyone knows, nothing is certain in Madrid. You have to fight for your place all the time. I am ready to do that. ”
Real have David Alaba, Nacho Fernandez and Jesus Viejo in their defense, but Ancelotti relies on Rudigar’s ability. In April, the media reported that Real and Barcelona were interested in signing 29-year-old Rudigar. The defender, who won the Confederations Cup for Germany, said he did not think of any club other than Real, “Barcelona were interested. But I told my agent there was no club other than Madrid. ”
Rudigar played after the number 2 jersey at Chelsea. In Real, this jersey is the right back of Dani Carvajal. Real asked him to choose between the 12th and 22nd jerseys. Rudigar prefers the number 22 jersey. “My family is happy,” Rudigar said. Because they know how big Madrid is. My family doesn’t understand football that much. But my wife is very happy to hear about going to Madrid. ‘
Real, the 14-time Champions League winners, are the defending champions of the tournament. Ancelotti’s side beat Liverpool in the final in Paris in May to win the title.
Rudigar was a Real supporter in that final, “I knew I would play for Real before the final. So I took the side of Real. The former club have lost two finals against Liverpool, so Real are happy to have beaten them. “