Stuttgart Defender Antonio Rudiger is reportedly “desperate” to join Premier League Champions Chelsea as He lives up to his dream of playing in the UEFA Champions League.
Rudiger has quickly risen to the elite ranks of German defenders, becoming a mainstay in Stuttgart’s squad in the 2014-15 season. Blessed with excellent size and phenomenal athleticism, he’s already an accomplished defender with plenty of room for growth.
It’s no wonder, then, that he’s being linked with some of Europe’s elite teams, including Chelsea.
Chelsea have no need for the youngster, but Jose Mourinho has never let need cloud his judgement. The Portuguese manager has a keen eye for talent and has shown a willingness to spend on younger players, allowing them to develop out on loan.
John Terry had a fantastic 2014-15 season, but at 34 years old, the Englishman’s career is surely drawing to a close. Gary Cahill seems to have dropped off in form somewhat, with young Kurt Zouma coming through the ranks to earn a first-team spot.
The German Rudiger would come in as a potential long-term option to partner Zouma in the centre of defence, and Chelsea will surely be his preferred destination over other potential suitors West Ham United, Monaco, Wolfsburg and Porto.