Real Madrid are looking to lure Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer, with the Spanish giants set to ditch the stars to secure the German.
- Real Madrid have set their sights on Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger
- Rudiger’s contract expires in the summer and will be available for free
- Real are willing to offer him 200,000 pounds a week to attract him to the club
Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, with a view to signing him as a free agent in the summer.
Rudiger’s contract with the Blues will expire at the end of the season, which means that he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another European club starting in January.
Real Madrid have relied heavily on David Alaba and Eder Militao so far this season. Therefore, they are looking to strengthen in that area of the field and Rudiger has been identified as a good fit.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could be on the move at the end of the season
His contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer and Real Madrid is considering moving
According to WHAT, Spanish giants could offer Rudiger £ 200,000 a week due to the absence of a transfer fee. That would be double what the German currently earns at Chelsea.
Real are expected to trade some big stars at the end of the season. This includes the likes of Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Isco, who will become free agents and release huge salaries.
Former Chelsea player Eden Hazard is also another player who could side with Carlo Ancelotti. The 30-year-old has been through a difficult time in Spain and has struggled to replicate the form that earned the club a £ 100 million move in 2019.
In September, Thomas Tuchel provided an update on Rudiger’s situation at Stamford Bridge. He said: ‘We hope they find the solution and all I can say, he plays excellent, and for a long time very consistent, at a very high level.
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I see him very calm and focused, and it is not a distraction for him. So everything is in its place and give things the time they need. Sometimes it takes a little more time, sometimes things go really fast.
“There is no news from me, and I think Toni feels very, very good at Chelsea, he feels very respected by his teammates and he feels the importance he has in the team and in the squad. That is well deserved because he delivers, he feels the love of the fans when he plays.
He’s in the strongest league in Europe, in a great club, so there aren’t many reasons to change that. But in the end it is between him and the club, and that is in good hands. I’m calm and relaxed, whatever has to happen will happen. ”
Rudiger joined the Blues from Roma in 2017. Despite some difficult moments at the club, he has become the focal point of Chelsea’s defense since Tuchel took office in January and helped the club achieve Champions League glory last season.