26/04/2022; 6:02 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Rudiger is already in discussion with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.
Chelsea are going through a tumultuous period and are struggling to weather the storm. The London giants have found the going tough since the hammer fell on the club. Sanctions on Roman Abramovich have affected the club so much that they lost out in the race for the Premier League.
Results have not gone to script for Chelsea, with several losses damaging their quest for another title. Despite reaching the FA Cup final, losing to Brentford and Real Madrid in the Champions League still rankles. Thomas Tuchel has found it challenging to get the club firing on all cylinders as they did at the beginning of the season.
Many players have fallen off the rail, with form drop an issue for the German tactician. Players like Romelu Lukaku and N’golo Kante have dropped severely in form, with the former willing to leave the club. The main issue for Tuchel is the players who are out of contract in the summer.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are stalwarts of the Chelsea defence who will be out of contract in the summer. Thomas Tuchel dropped a bombshell for Chelsea fans when he confirmed that Rudiger would be leaving at the end of the season as they have failed to come to terms on a new contract.
Antonio Rudiger was a beast as Chelsea went on to win the Champions League last season. However, things have come to a head for the German defender. Thomas Tuchel revealed that Rudiger, who is out of contract this summer, will leave the club for free this summer.
Rudiger has been a solid pivot in defence for Chelsea, and his departure will be a big blow to the club. The Bluesd negotiations with the defender in the final year of his contract, but the sanctions on the club did themy.
Rudiger wanted what was consistent with his value to the club. He wanted to be one of the highest earners at the club but failed to reach an agreement with the club. The German turned down a final offer of a little over two hundred pounds per week.
If it is down to money, Paris Saint-Germain would be ahead of the queue for his signature, but as it is, Real Madrid are ahead of the rest. A reported verbal agreement has been made, and bookmakers have the Spanish giants sign the defender.
At the moment, Los Blancos do not have the money to compete with the likes of PSG and Manchester City, and a deal for Rudiger makes sense as a bargain buy.
Rudiger (29) was not a part of Chelsea’s victory over West Ham at the weekend. The defender was out to injury.