News tonight that Newcastle are interested in 21 year-old Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger, who was born in Berlin and has played for all the German Youth sides including 10 times for the German U21 team.
Antonio Rudiger – 21 year-old Stuttgart defender
The news is bring reported in the Mail and it;s though that Newcastle are looking for defenders this summer, since our goals against record last season of 59 wasn’t too much better than last year when it was 65 – the worst ever in the Premier league.
The 6’3″ right footed center-back was at Borrusia Dortmund from 2008 until 2011 when he joined Stuttgart.
Rudiger made his Bundesliga debut for Stuttgart’s first team in a home match against Borussia Monchengladbach in January 2012, at the age of 18, and he made his first appearance in the Europa League in October 2012 against Molde FK, when he was 19.
He played 30 times with two goals for Stuttgart last season, and in total has played for the German club 60 times.
He just turned 21 in March, so he perfectly fits the profile of players Newcastle want to sign – top young players whose best days are ahead of them, and who can improve big time at Newcastle with the right coaching.
This lad looks alike a top young player, from what we can tell.