Chelsea have confirmed that center-back Antonio Rudiger has left the club to join Real Madrid on a free transfer after his contract at Stamford Bridge expired.
Real Madrid confirmed that Rudiger had signed a four-year contract with the reigning European champions and on June 20 he will address the media after his official unveiling at the Bernabeu.
In a statement on the Club’s official website, Chelsea discloses that “We bid farewell to Antonio Rudiger as he departs Stamford Bridge with his Chelsea contract expiring, bringing to a close his five trophy-filled years with the club.
“Rudiger made 54 appearances in all competitions in his final campaign, all from the start, more than any other Chelsea player. He departs with 203 appearances and 12 goals to his name, in that time establishing himself as one of the most passionate characters to represent the club in recent memory.
“Chelsea Football Club thanks Toni for his contribution to our success over the last five years and wishes him well in his future career.”