At the end of the contract next June, Antonio Rüdiger will leave Chelsea. Tracked by Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Juventus, the German central defender finally chose to join Real Madrid.
Rüdiger is heading to Real Madrid.
From second knife to reference to his position, Antonio Rüdiger (29) has experienced a meteoric rise in just a few months. Very close to leaving in January 2020, the German central defender has reached an exceptional level since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.
Enough to be considered one of the best players in the world in his sector. But while everything seemed to be rolling between the solid rock and his club, the latter decided not to extend his contract, which expires next June.
Rudiger to sign for Real
A choice confirmed by the London manager after the success against West Ham (1-0) on Sunday. “He made the decision to leave the club. During a private discussion, he informed me of his intentions. We tried everything, the club and I, to retain him, but we couldn’t fight anymore because of the sanctions (linked to owner Roman Abramovich, editor’s note). Without the sanctions, we could at least continue to fight, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It’s his decision“, admitted the German coach.
While his name circulated with insistence on the side of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Juventus, it is rather in Spain that the former AS Roma player will settle down. According to the journalist specializing in the transfer window, Fabrizio Romano, a verbal agreement has been reached between the Blue and Real Madrid, who have been following his performances for many months. For the time being, no pre-contract has been signed between the two parties but Rüdiger and the Madrid leaders are ready to commit for four years, that is until June 2026.
A new masterstroke after Alaba
For the future champion of Spain, it is obviously a very nice shot in perspective. Following the departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane last summer, the La Liga leader will recover a second world-class player in the defensive sector without paying any transfer fee after signing David Alaba, there is almost a year. With Eder Militao’s upcoming extension, Real will be able to rely on a 5-star defense for years to come.
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