At 29 and after five seasons at Chelsea, Antonio Rüdiger has therefore decided to give his career a new trajectory. Free of any contract next June, the German has chosen to leave Stamford Bridge. A blow for the Blues who will therefore lose one of their defensive leaders. All this without taking a single penny, same with Andreas Christensen.
“The situation is that he wants to leave the club. He told me about it in a private conversation. We gave it our all – the club and I – but we couldn’t fight anymore because of the actions.”, has also confirmed Thomas Tuchel in recent days. Rüdiger on the start, it is Real Madrid who rub their hands.
A transaction worth €59 million
A year after stealing David Alaba from Bayern Munich, the Merengues will once again recruit a defensive rock without paying any transfer compensation. And given the level displayed by Rüdiger in the Champions League quarter-final against Casa Blanca, Real Madrid can be smiling. But Rüdiger too!
brand reveals this Friday the details of the operation. And the least we can say is that the player has obtained good conditions for his four-year contract. Thus, he will receive a signing bonus of €8 million as well as a net annual salary of €9 million. Finally, his agent will be paid 15 M€ in terms of commission. In total, the Rüdiger 2026 operation is costed at €59 million.