Rudiger’s contract situation at Chelsea has become intensely rumoured within the past few months, just as it’s expected, the transfer window is just around the corner and teams have become somewhat on alert on the contract situation of their players. The transfer window opens on Saturday, January 1, 2022, for clubs in England and Scotland. In Europe, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 windows will also open on January 1, while La Liga and Serie A will begin their trading on Monday, January 3, 2022.While some Clubs are interested in new destinations for their players and loanees, many Premier League clubs are interested in new signings to fill voids in the regular playing squad and also improve their team.
Chelsea have been greatly involved as some of their players would soon be out of their contracts with the club. Christensen and Rudiger are two of such players. While Christensen’s situation could be easily sorted out, The German player, Rudiger, is in his very last months of the contract at Chelsea, he’s been one of the players whose contract situation has prompted heavy rumours and speculations. Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel from Paris Saint Germain, the German player has been a very important part of his squad. He was instrumental in the team that has won the Champions League final for Chelsea at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto, on the 29th of May 2021. Rudiger has a winning mentality and a leadership quality that makes him an important asset in Tuchel’s defensive line. The 28 years old is very aware that this might be his last pull to secure a quality contract with Chelsea and has been very active in negotiating terms to save his last bid of retirement benefits. his contract situation has posed problematic situations for his manager and the Chelsea Board.
Chelsea have offered Rudiger a new contract worth £140,000 per week, but no such agreement has been struck between the two parties. It would result in an estimated earning of around £11,000,000 per year which is a huge improvement from his current earning in the club. Rudiger’s contract situation at Chelsea is still not positive at the moment as many big clubs in the Spanish League are reaching to clinch him from Chelsea.
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Real Madrid have been at the centre of this rumour as Carlo Ancelotti considers Rudiger as a huge personality, huge enough to fit into his aggressive demands from his defenders. With the exit of Sergio Ramos to Paris Saint Germain, the team has been in a long process of reorganizing for better results. He’s also being admired by Barcelona and many other clubs in Europe which can be able to suit his heavy wages.
Rudiger made his 22nd League appearance for Chelsea in the Saturday clash against Leeds United; Tuchel believes that Rudiger remains an integral part of his squad and that with patience, he would continue to sail his talent at Stamford Bridge.