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Antonio Rudiger delivers message to the Chelsea fans after signing five-year contract


New Chelsea signing Antonio Rudiger says he wants to win trophies with his new club.

The Germany international became the club's second summer signing after joining from Roma.

He signed a contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge for five years.

"My name has been linked with Chelsea for a while and now the deal is done, and I'm officially a Chelsea player, it makes me very proud," he told the club's official website.

"The training ground is amazing, there are lots of really big pitches and fantastic facilities. Everything here is a lot bigger than in Rome.

"I've only had a chance to speak to him [Antonio Conte] on the phone but I'm looking forward to meeting him and all of my new team-mates. Everything will be new and hopefully I can adjust quickly.

"In Italy I learned a lot as a defender from a tactical point of view and I have to say a big thank you to the people at Roma who helped me develop and achieve the move to Chelsea.

"In my opinion the Premier League is the best in the world, where every player wants to play. I followed the matches and it was a great season for Chelsea. They deserved their success.

"I hope to learn a lot from Antonio Conte, who is a great coach, and so many talented team-mates. Obviously it would also be great if I could lift a trophy at the end of the season."

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