Come for all the major happenings across the football world. Stay for the original content that explores, reflects on and celebrates the beautiful game.
Follow us on

NEWS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

JUVENTUS

CHELSEA

Rudiger and Juventus agree four-year-deal

Juventus have brought in a number of players on free transfer over the years

Picture Courtesy of : Vyacheslav Evdokimov
Rudiger for Chelsea vs Zenit in Champions League, September 2021

Rudiger for Chelsea vs Zenit in Champions League, September 2021

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has agreed a four-year contract with Italian giants Juventus, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.


Chelsea were in contract talks with the centre-back, but the situation with the ownership changed things. The German will be a free agent at the end of the season and as a result, is allowed to speak to foreign clubs.

Rudiger was asking to be made one of the highest-paid players at Chelsea and is set to earn €6.5m a year at Juve. The report also states that Italian midfielder Jorginho is also being eyed by the Bianconeri, but a deal is nowhere near completion.

 

Chelsea bought Rudiger from Roma for £29m in the summer of 2017. The 29-year-old has been on fine form for them ever since fellow countryman Thomas Tuchel arrived, helping lead the London club to Champions League glory and most recently the Club World Cup.

 

Juventus look to have beaten competition from several elite clubs in Europe, including Real Madrid and PSG to land the centre-half. The signing of Rudiger will mark another free transfer for Juve over the last few years, with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and PSG’s Adrien Rabiot the most notable recent ones. 


The Italian club recently splashed the cash on Fiorentinal’s Dusan Vlahovic despite registering losses due to the pandemic. The economic constraints plus the failed launch of European Super League mean Juve will have to be clever in the market, making full use of smart bargains and free transfers.

RELATED STORIES

Salah holding the UEFA Super Cup after Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties

7 months ago

UEFA official logo

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

UEFA puts new financial regulations in place

The Executive Committee announced its first major reform to the financial regulations since 2010

8 months ago

Pochettino during Tottenham's match vs CSKA Moscow in the Champions League

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester United interview Pochettino as manager search continues

The PSG head coach has recently been under criticism for his side’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid

8 months ago

Origi during Liverpool's pre-season friendly vs Mainz

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Liverpool’s Divock Origi close to agreeing contract with Italian giants

The striker has recently struggled to make the squad ever since Liverpool’s injured players have returned

8 months ago

Julian Nagelsmann during a Champions League game

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Bayern Munich submit bid for Ajax ace

The midfielder can see himself playing for Nagelsmann’s side

8 months ago