Before joining Real Madrid, Antonio Rudiger admits he was courted by Barcelona

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German centre-back Antonio Rudiger holds a press conference during his official introduction as a new Real Madrid player, at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdebebas, on 20 June 2022. Rudiger has a four-year contract with Los Blancos until 2026 and will wear Madrid’s number 22 shirt.

Antonio Rudiger was officially introduced as a new Real Madrid player , Monday (20/6/2022). In his press conference, Rudiger admitted that he was courted by Barcelona before joining Los Blancos.

Antonio Rudiger joined Real Madrid for free this summer. The German player is tied to a four-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Prior to El Real, Rudiger admitted to rejecting the opportunity to join Barcelona. The player admitted that he only wanted to move to Real Madrid or decided to continue his career at Chelsea.

“There was a call from Barcelona. However, I told the agent it had to be from Real Madrid or not at all,” said Antonio Rudiger as quoted by SportsMole .

Ancelotti reassured German centre-back Antonio Rudiger arrives to hold a press conference during his official introduction as a new Real Madrid player, at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdebebas, on 20 June 2022. The German player joined the Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer after his contract with Chelsea expired in June. this.

Antonio Rudiger admitted that Real Madrid had approachedhim since September 2021. However, talks with coach Carlo Ancelotti were the key to his belief in accepting Madrid’s proposal.

“The first time I was contacted, through an agent, was in September. The second time was when I spoke to Ancelotti in April,” recalls Antonio Rudiger.

“I think it was the most important moment when I spoke with Ancelotti. Then I made the choice to play at this club under his tutelage,” said the 29-year-old.

Giving Everything German centre-back Antonio Rudiger holds a press conference during his official introduction as a new Real Madrid player, at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdebebas, on 20 June 2022. The 29-year-old centre-back was reportedly also targeted by Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain before joining Madrid. to Manchester United.

Antonio Rudiger is determined to give his all at Real Madrid. Rudiger promised, ready to help Madrid win as many titles as possible in his career there.

“I will give everything for the club. I want to win as many trophies as possible,” said Rudiger.

“It’s all about winning at Real Madrid. This is what they have shown over the last few years,” said Rudiger.

Ready to Compete German centre-back Antonio Rudiger holds a press conference during his official introduction as a new Real Madrid player, at Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdebebas, on 20 June 2022. Real Madrid introduced Antonio Rudiger as a new signing in this summer’s transfer window.

Antonio Rudiger is aware that the competition at Real Madrid’s back line will be tough. However, Rudiger is ready to compete for a position in the Los Blancos core team.

“Real Madrid is stacked with very good players, also in my position. However, I am confident,” explained Rudiger.

“What do I bring? Healthy competition for everyone and for everyone to keep growing,” said Rudiger.