Antonio Rudiger joins Roma on loan

Antonio Rudiger joins Roma on loan

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Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has joined AS Roma on a season-long loan from Stuttgart.

The 22-year-old defender has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but at the last minute he chose Rome.

Rudiger who has two years left on his contract at Stuttgart, joined Roma on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent deal for around £6m.

Rudiger told Roma TV :

“I’m absolutely delighted to be able to wear the Roma jersey. I’ve come here to win titles, to win the Scudetto. 

“I would like to thank all the Roma fans and promise them that I will give everything for this club.”

It is said, that Rudiger will replace Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who has joined Lyon this summer.