Chelsea have completed the signing of Antonio Rudiger from Roma for a period of 5-years and a fee of about 34 million pounds. He is Chelsea’s second signing of this transfer window so far, after Willy Caballero.
The German International spent two seasons at Roma and was very instrumental in their relative success last season in the Serie A as they finished second behind Juventus. Now he joins to help strengthen an already tough Chelsea defense after the departure of John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. He will get the number 2 jersey which the Serb previously wore and will probably partner with Gary Cahill and David Luiz to form a back 3.
Now that Antonio Rudiger has joined the club, it is fair to say that their defense is in good shape…something which can’t quite be said about their attack. Antonio Conte has not been completely happy with the club hierarchy in regards to their transfer policies this summer. Just recently, they lost a bid to Manchester United, as their longtime target Romelu Lukaku, joined the Old Trafford side.
In order to be very competitive next season in both the Champions League and Premier League, Chelsea will really need to sign a striker. Some available ones include, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alvaro Morata among a few others.