Chelsea are facing a tough financial situation after UK government sanctions on Roman Abramovich, some players who are at the end of their contracts, are unlikely to renew their contracts. This is the case of defender Rudiger, who had already struck a deal with the club, but now has to find a way out. According to information from the newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, the player must agree with Juventus.
Prior to the sanctions on Abramovich, Rudiger mentioned his stay at the club he has defended since 2017 and only minor details were missing as to the extension of the contract. Now, without being able to move forward financially, Chelsea will only have to see the departure of the German defender, one of the pillars of Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Rudiger was already being targeted by other clubs as his contract expired and the European press also mentioned his closeness with Real Madrid. However, the Merengue club is focused on signing Frenchman Kylian Mbappe and Rudiger should not make a move at this time. This question paves the way for Juventus.
Still based on information from “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, the Juve board has already entered into a contract with the defender and offered a four-year contract. During this period, Rudiger will receive five million euros per year (about $27 million reais at current prices). That offer should be enough to persuade the German.
Last week, Thomas Tuchel spoke about the financial issue involving Chelsea, apart from the difficulty of renewing with players who have contracts at the end. Tuchel acknowledged that it would be very difficult to reverse the situation. In addition to Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are also at the end of their relationship.