Chelsea have announced Antonio Rüdiger will leave the club, when his contract expires this summer. The German has decided to leave the club after 5 years at Stamford Bridge. The decision was made after he refused to negotiate deals for a contract extension.
Chelsea FC announced on their website: “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.
“Chelsea Football Club thanks Toni for his contribution to our success over the last five years and wishes him well in his future career.”
Antonio Rudiger will join Real Madrid on a four year deal said to be worth €400,000 (£340,000) per week.
The La Liga champions announced this on their website: “Real Madrid C.F. have reached an agreement to sign Antonio Rudiger, who joins the club on a four-year deal.
“Rüdiger will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday 20 June at 12 noon (CET).
“Following his unveiling, he will address the media.”
Rüdiger took to twitter his excitement of joining the Madrid side. He tweeted: “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.”