Juventus start talks with future Premier League free agent

Juventus have opened talks with Antonio Rudiger as the German prepares to leave with a free transfer from Chelsea.

The center-back is one of the best in Europe and played a pivotal role when the English club won the Champions League last season.

He remains on the radar of several big clubs and Calciomercato names Juve as one of them.

The defender can speak with other clubs this month and it was not long before Juve made him an offer.

He will undoubtedly consider him and those of other suitors across the continent before deciding his future.

Juve FC says

Rudiger would be a good addition to our squad in Turin and his previous Serie A experience at AS Roma means he would need little time to settle down at the Allianz Stadium.

With Matthijs de Ligt’s uncertain future, we need to add quality defenders to the squad.

Daniele Rugani hasn’t been good enough so even if we keep De Ligt adding Rudiger to the squad would still be smart.

But his next move will depend a lot on the money and we have to be prepared to offer him a great deal.

Because he would be 29 before the end of this season, most clubs wouldn’t want to offer him a lot of money to join them, which means Juve have a real chance of winning the race for his signing.

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