Antonio Rudiger has achieved a great deal in his career, including helping Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 2018 and the Europa League the following year.
But in an interesting change of pace, the German international now looks set to help the Blues with their transfer negotiations.
They have been linked with signing several players from Bayern Munich, and Rudiger has offered to assist in the process by giving the prospective targets any information they need.
David Alaba will be in high demand after he announced he will be leaving the current champions of Europe in the summer, but could he be on his way to west London?
Chelsea are reportedly also interested in Jerome Boateng and Niklas Sule, and any advantage they hold in potential negotiations could prove vital.
As long as they can determine which man they actually want to sign, that is.
“If Chelsea were to decide on one of the three players as a transfer target, I would be available to answer any questions,” Rudiger told Christian Falk of Bild.
“I know Jerome and Niklas very well and I’ve already had contact with David Alaba,” he added.
If Rudiger happens to get involved in any of these transfers, it wouldn’t be the first time he has intervened with players Chelsea have signed from Germany either.
The 27-year-old talked to Timo Werner ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge last summer.
The pair already knew each other from playing together at Stuttgart early in their careers, as well as with the national side.
“We spoke a lot during the lockdown and he told me he was interested in coming to England. Of course then I did my bit, what I had to do,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s official website back in June.
He’s obviously got a knack for this sort of thing.
But even though he barely featured during the first half of the season, the former Roma man has started the Blues’ last seven league matches.
Rudiger might be a bit too busy playing to start a side line as a transfer negotiator just yet.