Incoming Real Madrid Defender Antonio Rudiger Sings Karim Benzema Praises

Incoming Real Madrid Defender Antonio Rudiger Sings Karim Benzema Praises

  • Antonio Rudiger has extolled the abilities of Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema, describing the Frenchman as the 'best' striker in the world
  • Rudiger will exit the Stamford Bridge after spending five years with Chelsea, in which time he has lifted the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League
  • He will be teaming up with Benzema next season after inking a four-year deal with Real Madrid following the expiration of his deal at Chelsea

Soon-to-be Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has heaped praise on Karim Benzema, who has had a stellar campaign this season.

Rudiger, who is on his way out of Chelsea at the end of the season, took time to eulogize Benzema for carrying Real Madrid since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Benzema, who is the bookmakers' favourite to win the Ballon d'Or, has bagged an eyewatering 44 goals while pushing Madrid to La Liga success and the finals of the UEFA Champions League.

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Antonio Rudiger believes Karim Benzema is currently the best striker in the world. Photo credit: @realmadrid @MirrorFootball
Source: Twitter

Ahead of his move to the Los Blancos, the hard-tackling German guardsman could not hide his admiration of the red-hot Benzema.

"How long has he been at Madrid now, 12 years? That says it all." Rudiger told DAZN as quoted by GOAL.
"He also had lows and times when he really wanted to leave, but he stayed and it shows how strong his character is."
"Also the thing with the French national team: He is no longer called up and meanwhile wins four Champions League titles. Chapeau what he achieves!"
"Since Cristiano Ronaldo's gone, you see his real worth. For me, he is currently the best striker. He has everything, his understanding of the game is incredible."

Antonio Rudiger officially pens 4-year deal with Real Madrid

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that impressive Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has officially signed a four-year contract to join Spanish club Real Madrid after completing his medical on Tuesday.

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The German centre-back whose contract at the Stamford Bridge ends in June has sealed a move to join Los Blancos through his agents and is expected to arrive at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer.

Marca understands that Rudiger’s move to the La Liga outfit is not yet official as the club is expected to make an announcement after the Champions League final on May 28.