Despite Chelsea being taken for a bit of a ride in the Romelu Lukaku saga, there is some good news as Antonio Rudiger signs for the Blues.
The deal worth between £29m and £34m depending on your source sees the German international join from Roma. Fans of Serie A will know him well but for those of us that don’t have the time to scout other leagues we have shared a Big Brother style video of his “best bits”
Antonio Rudiger Signs For Chelsea
The ever popular Emenalo weighed in on the Antonio Rudiger signs for Chelsea news which I am sure will reassure fans its money well spent (Sarcasm)
“We are pleased to be able to bring in a player of proven quality who adds to our defensive options, Antonio is still young but is experienced at club and international level and possesses all the requisite attributes to thrive in the Premier League. We have been aware of him for some time and we are confident he will fit in well with the squad.”
The fact Antonio Rudiger signs, gives us good cover in the centre of defence with Kurt Zouma, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz and Andreas Christensen all competing for three spots.
So whilst Conte may be frustrated in our desire to sign a replacement for Diego Costa and losing out to Manchester United, there is at least some security in the back line with more firepower lined up.
In other transfer news reportedly, a deal has been agreed in principle for the Monaco midfielder, Tiemoué Bakayoko, for around £40m and negotiations continue with Juventus over their left wing-back, Alex Sandro, who would cost a club record £61m.
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