The job has been agreed, we are just waiting for the summer ... Juventus took another big victory in the market. After Dušan Vlahović and Denis Zakaria, who arrived in Turin in January, another serious and proven name will strengthen the Old Lady from the summer.
We have already reported the writing of the Italian media that the German central defender Antonio Rudiger (29) is arriving as a free agent, and now there are some specific information regarding the contract. The Italians state that the Chelsea defender has agreed to four-year cooperation, worth between six and a half and seven million euros net per year.
Together with all the bonuses and taxes, this deal will cost Juve around 55,000,000 euros for a given period. This is a serious figure, but it should be borne in mind that Max Allegri will get a prominent defender in Rudiger, currently one of the best in Europe, who is ready to play at a top-level for at least a few more years in his mature playing years.
Let us remind you, Real Madrid and Bayern were seriously bitten by the German. However, Gazeta Delo Sport writes that the record Italian champion made a key advantage in the negotiations during the last days, while there was serious confusion over the ownership in Chelsea and the introduction of sanctions by the British government.
The fact that Blues can neither buy new players, nor sell, nor sign new contracts, hastened Rudiger's decision.
Chiellini and Bonucci
By bringing the German defender, Juve continues the reconstruction of the last line, which is probably the oldest in Europe with Chiellini and Bonucci.
Antonio Rudiger came to Stamford Bridge from Italy, in the summer of 2017, when the Blues paid the Roma 35,000,000 euros for his freedom. Before that, he defended the colors of Stuttgart. In the Chelsea jersey, Rudiger has so far recorded 190 games, which he decorated with ten goals, but also with the trophies of the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, World Club Championship, and UEFA Super Cup.
This will be a big boost for Juventus, as all true Premiership fans know what kind of defender he is and how much Rudiger can influence the overall team. Juventus is not in perfect shape this season, although they managed to play much better in the second half.
Reinforcements seem to have proved to be a good option, and we have to see if Juventus can reach the biggest goals next season, and that is, of course, winning Serie A, and the fight for the very end of the Champions League.