Age: 23 years
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Positions : Centre Back/Full back
Current Team: Roma
Antonio Rudiger was born in Berlin , Germany .
He was a youth player at Borussia Dortmund before leaving to get more of a chance of playing senior football moving to Stuttgart .
Antonio has been capped at the younger Germany youth levels and has always been tipped to develop into a top centre back and also players for the German Senior National team now.
Style of play
Antonio is comfortable on the ball , ball playing but also has the physical strength , Bravery and defensive prowess.
He has good pace, athletic and I feel he can become a top class centre back if he can improve certain things within his game.
Like dealing with crosses more consistently well which he should improve on.
I feel if he did move it would be better for him to move to a Liverpool or Arsenal, where they always have good amounts of possession.
Rudiger would really thrive with his style at teams like this.
Rudiger isn’t the finished article yet, he made a few gaffs back when playing for Stuttgart but he was young and it was all part of learning.
His consistency has improved recently , getting him a move to Roma.
He is a defender who potentially can be one of the top centre backs around, he reads the game very well and with his attributes it makes him a tough defender to play against.
He has a good pass completion , uses the ball well and would suit an Arsenal type style team.
He is forward thinking on the ball, very confident and drives forward with it at times to help unlock defences when needed.
He can play full back if needed and has the right skills to do so.
Chelsea were heavily linked with Rudiger recently and I expect a Premier League club to buy him at some point.
Written by Richard Jones – via twitter @emagehtjr
STRENGTHS : Strength – Pace – Bravery – Tackling – Composure
WEAKNESSES : Nothing major