This article first appeared on ESPN FC in March 2017.
Antonio Rudiger has been attracting the interest of the Premier League's elite, and Chelsea in particular. A few months back, sources told ESPN FC that Manchester City, United and Chelsea scouts all watched him play for Germany against England.
The 24-year-old Roma defender already has plenty of admirers, but here are five things to know about him.
1. He grew up on the streets of Berlin and played for Borussia Dortmund's academy