In a recent Tweeter, famous journalist Fabrizio Romano has mentioned that Real Madrid are expected to announce the signing of Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger soon. It has been mentioned that the German centre-back will sign a contract with Los Blancos which will expire in the summer of 2026 when he becomes a free agent at the end of this campaign.
The next good news for Real Madrid will be the signing of Toni Rüdiger on the official contract until June 2026, matter of days. ⚪️🇩🇪 #Real Madrid
Statement from the club expected at the end of the season but the deal is already done and sealed. Rüdiger will play for Real Madrid.
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 5, 2022
Rudiger’s growing influence at Stamford Bridge this season
Rudiger is enjoying a dominant season in west London where he put in several strong defensive performances as one of Thomas Tuchel’s key centre-halves. The Germany international has made 49 appearances for the Blues this campaign, scoring five goals and providing four assists in all competitions.
The Berlin-born talent has been a rock at the back based on his average of 1.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 2.6 clearances per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He was even excellent with his ball distribution from the back, as evidenced by his 87.6% passing success rate in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).
What will Rudiger add to Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad?
Standing at 1.90m, Rudiger can use his powerful frame to dominate the opposition in the air. The 29-year-old is a good tackler of the ball and quickly spots danger on the defensive side of the pitch. He can be a potent threat in the air from indirect set pieces and excels at cutting his way in from the back.
A defender of Rudiger’s skills will no doubt be a great addition to Real Madrid’s squad in the off-season. The 50-time Germany international can be expected to add a lot of quality to Carlo Ancelotti’s defense at the Santiago Bernabeu over the coming seasons.
At 29, Rudiger is currently playing at his peak, so Ancelotti believes he can get the most out of the player in the Spanish capital over the next two seasons. Chelsea’s defensive ace might even help Los Blancos win a few more trophies, making him a perfect option for them this summer.