Chelsea signs defender Antonio Ruediger from Roma
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 10, 2017 08:43 AM
Germany's Antonio Ruediger, left, and Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos compete for the ball during the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Germany and Mexico, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has signed defender Antonio Ruediger from Roma ahead of its Premier League title defense.
The 24-year-old Ruediger signed a five-year deal on Sunday, a week after winning the Confederations Cup with Germany in Russia.
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo says "Antonio is still young but is experienced at club and international level and possesses all the requisite attributes to thrive in the Premier League."