Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has labeled their new signing Antonio Rudiger as one of the best defenders in the world,
Antonio Rudiger joined Real Madrid as a free agent after running down his contracts at Chelsea. The 29 years old was officially unveiled today as Real Madrid’s new player at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The German international has become one of the best defenders in the modern game in recent times because of his aggressiveness, Aerial ability, and confidence on the ball.
Rudiger spent five years at Chelsea making 203 appearances for Chelsea.
What did Florentino Pérez say about Rudiger?
Speaking at the unveiling of Antonio Rudiger, the Real Madrid president said: “Today, Real Madrid marks the arrival of one of those great players who will help us to be stronger and even more competitive.
“Joining us today is a wonderful footballer, a man who will put his heart and soul into every match as we look to pursue our grand objectives for yet another season.
“It will be another year in which we continue to fight for every available trophy with humility, commitment, and that immense desire and ambition which have always been present in the Real Madrid spirit ever since its origins.
“Today marks the arrival of a great player who possesses all the attributes required to represent the greatest club in history. We welcome Antonio Rüdiger. We are happy to be able to count on you to continue adding to this club’s great history. That’s why we’re so delighted to be bringing in a player, like yourself, who has won all there is to win”.
Perez also added that Antonio Rudiger made the right decision by joining Real Madrid.
He added: “From this point forward, you are part of a family and a unique club, the club of the 14 European Cups.
“All of us here, our members and our fans are thrilled to have a player like you here, one who has done everything in their power to make sure this day has come for you to fulfill one of your greatest dreams – pulling on the jersey with which you wish to complete an incredible sporting career. It’s a career that has allowed you to choose between the best clubs.
“You have chosen this crest, to experience the feelings and emotions at our Santiago Bernabéu stadium which, from this moment forward, will give you the strength you need to achieve goals that others may consider impossible”.
Parez continued: “You have opted for the biggest challenge of your career to date and an experience that brings with it the immense responsibility which defines us. We are certain you’ll take on this new stage with the courage and character you have shown throughout your life.
“Madridismo will be right beside you, ensuring that in the toughest times, you still feel like, with this jersey, you can achieve things that are difficult to explain. Things that happen that enamor and thrill all football lovers. Here, you will come to learn that madridismo is a way of life”.