Chelsea: Antonio Rudiger completes Real Madrid medical ahead of official unveiling
Antonio Rudiger completes Real Madrid’s medical check-up ahead of official unveiling in the Spanish capital, having signed a four-year deal at the Bernabeu following his departure from Chelsea
- Antonio Rüdiger signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid earlier this month
- The German ended his five-year stay at Chelsea after his contract expired
- Rüdiger was away on international duty, but has now traveled to Madrid
- He has been medically examined and will be presented to the media later today
Antonio Rudiger has passed his medical examination ahead of his official reveal as a Real Madrid player today.
The central defender has agreed a four-year deal with the Bernabeu after leaving Chelsea at the end of his contract.
Los Blancos confirmed the move more than two weeks ago, but Rudiger was on international duty with Germany and has only now arrived in Madrid to be presented to the media at the club’s training ground.
Antonio Rüdiger has passed his medical examination ahead of his official reveal as a Real Madrid player
The 29-year-old’s contract with the LaLiga side will be worth around £315,000 a week and he will also receive a hefty signing fee.
It means the dazzling financial package is worth considerably more than the £230,000 a week deal Chelsea offered him to extend his five-year stay at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, sources close to the deal have indicated that Rudiger’s release clause in Madrid will be €400m.
The defender turned down bigger offers from elsewhere in Europe to sign for Real, who had been his first choice since talks began in January, despite interest from Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.
The central defender has agreed a four-year deal in the Spanish capital after leaving Chelsea
Rudiger waved goodbye to Stamford Bridge after deciding not to sign a new Chelsea contract
“I’m very proud and I still don’t realize what all this means because I haven’t even been to Madrid yet,” said Rudiger. marca earlier this month.
“As soon as I’m done with the German national team, I’ll go with my whole family and then I think I’ll finally realize what signing with Real Madrid means.
“The first time I heard about Madrid I was like ‘wow’. They first contacted me in September or October I think. A club like this doesn’t call you often so it was great.
“Yes, it’s busy, but it’s Real Madrid’s history. They are used to winning and the mentality is: win. But their winning mentality suits my character.’