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Leboeuf: Rudiger leaving is bad news for Chelsea - but I'm happy for him


Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf is sorry seeing Toni Rudiger leave for Real Madrid.

The 29-year-old had become a favourite at Stamford Bridge, but after restrictions on the club following sanctions to ex-owner Roman Abramovich, Tuchel admitted they were unable to keep Rudiger.

Leboeuf, speaking to ESPN FC, said: “It is very bad news for the Blues and I am very sad seeing him leaving the club, but I completely understand that he wants to fulfil his dream and it is only fair to see him going to Real Madrid who definitely for me needs someone of his talent to be alongside either [Eder] Militao or [David] Alaba.

“I think it is going to be more Alaba but it is a real plus for Real Madrid. They are going to be more stabilised at the back which has been a problem lately for them, even if in the Champions League final they were stronger in that matter.

“It is a great signing for Real Madrid and I want to wish him good luck because he is a very good person."

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