Antonio Ruediger leaves Stuttgart, joins Roma on loan

German international Antonio Ruediger will be joining Roma on a season long loan. The Serie A club has an option to buy out his contract.

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STUTTGART

Germany – Germany defender Antonio Ruediger is leaving Bundesliga club Stuttgart to join Roma in Italy’s Serie A.

Stuttgart says Ruediger is going to Italy on a season-long loan. Roma has an option to buy out his contract but Stuttgart did not give financial details.

The 22-year-old defender had a right-knee meniscus operation in July and is still recovering. He has played six matches for Germany.