Antonio Rudiger, currently a Real Madrid player for four seasons, is the first signing of the current European champion. This Thursday, the white club made public what had been a secret for many months: the hiring of this German international. It was requested by coach Carlo Ancelotti as a way to strengthen his backguard. Next Monday, Chamartin will present the ex-of the Stuttgart, Rome, and Chelsea.
Although the economic data has not been revealed, some sources confirm that the center-back will be paid close to nine million Euros net per season. This is a substantial salary given that, like David Alaba last year, the Berliner arrives in Santiago Bernabeu having completed his contract with Chelsea. He said goodbye to Chelsea a few weeks back after confirming that he would not extend his relationship with the English club.
Real Madrid gives another blow to its effect, bolstering itself with one the best opportunities on the market. Rudiger, the defensive leader of the 2021 European champion was a bargain for all the greats of Europe because of his contractual situation at Chelsea. The fact that the contract expired on June 30 added to the restrictions placed on the Stamford Bridge entity by the Russian, Roman Abramovich. This was in retaliation to the invasion of Ukraine.
The Teuton was 29 years old and 1.87m tall. His arrival strengthens a defensive axis which has performed at a high standard this season with Eder Militao and David Alaba, as well as the conjunctural presence Nacho. This potential was very questionable after Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos left, but it grew exponentially during League-Champions' double.
Rudiger is at the peak of his career. He is a speedy, physically strong defender who wants to start a new professional journey after five seasons with Chelsea. Initial negotiations between the merengue entity and its representative ran into difficulties due to Rudiger's high expectations. He wanted to earn 12 million euros per season. A succulent signing premium would also be required.
These claims caused Florentino Perez, the entity chair, to stop negotiations and allow other candidates like Juventus or Bayern to court the footballer. Rudiger was able to reduce his claims by three million dollars per year, which is a new award from the champion following Kylian Mbappe’s no. Aurelien Tchouameni is a young Monaco midfielder, who is also wanted to join PSG.