The German centre-back Antonio Rudiger is ready to move from the English Premier League team Chelsea FC to the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid. The Whites are targeting him for a long time as his presence will make stronger the record time La Liga and UEFA Champions League champions.
The 29-year-old old Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger is one of the best defenders in his club at present. He is known for his tough tackling and highly accurate passes.
Chelsea’s most regular starter in defence this season, Rudiger is also famous for his dominance in the left flank that helps the full-backs to move the advance positions easier and earlier to pressure the opponents. The German footballer also has the ability to take the responsibility for the right-back position.
In the ongoing Premier League season, Rudiger has appeared in 31 games. According to the official website of the Chelsea club, he has managed to get involved in 44 tackles in this PL season with a success rate of 61% (27 tackles won). While Rudiger has created 12 chances for his PL team, he has also scored three goals this PL season.
In overall 50 matches of this European season for the Blues, Rudiger has recorded a total of five goals and one UCL assist along with an over 60% success rate in tackles. So, there is no shock at Real Madrid’s desperate approach to sign him.
Possible expectations from Antonio Rudiger at Real Madrid
Antonio Rudiger is a strong centre-back. The fearless German is very strong to challenge the attackers with his tough tackling skills. Rudiger is also accurate in passes. He is very consistent on the pitch as Los Blancos can depend on him once he adapts to the new Spanish football culture.
Long time prospect
While Real Madrid lost both their top-class and long-term centre-backs, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, during the early 2021/22 season, they badly needed to secure some new long-time prospects at centre-backs. The 29-year-old Rudiger is definitely a great option for the Whites in this search as the German footballer has majorly played effective roles for Chelsea since his joining the PL club in 2017 summer.
A player who can encourage his attackers
Rudiger’s long deliveries have encouraged Chelsea attackers to put huge pressure on the opponent boxes. Apart from his accurate long balls, the German is also very dangerous in through balls in the attacking third.
Other key strength(s)
- Very strong in aerial duels, both in defensive and offensive roles.
In the ongoing season, while Carlo Ancelotti-managed Real Madrid have already secured a record 35th La Liga title, they are also very close to another UEFA Champions League trophy as they will meet Liverpool in the final of this season.
As Los Blancos are already very strong on the field, Rudiger’s addition is going to make them more dangerous.