Finally, Rudiger reveals how he convinced Werner to join Chelsea

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Chelsea fans have since been pleased with the capture of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and like we have previously reported, one player who was at the heart of making the deal possible was Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

Agent Rudiger has now revealed the role he played in the Timo Werner transfer to Chelsea.

“I did speak to him before because we have known each other for a long time,” Rudiger told Chelsea TV in an interview.

“We spoke a lot during the lockdown and he told me he was interested in coming to England. Of course then I did my bit, what I had to do.”

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Rudiger has as well revealed that he’s pleased Werner chose Chelsea over Liverpool.

“Like everyone, I’m very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I’m looking forward to working with him,” said the 27-year-old defender.

“I’ve known him since he was 17 and he did very good in the past few years. He can be very important for us.”

Rudiger signed a five year contract with Chelsea after the Blues sealed his transfer from Leipzig. Werner will become a Chelsea player from July 1, and he’d find a fellow German international in Rudiger.

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