Antonio Rudiger’s transfer to Real Madrid is reportedly perfect. A next career leap for the national team player. Sanctions against Russia should also play a role in the decision.
According to media reports, the transfer of German national footballer Antonio Rüdiger from Chelsea to Real Madrid is perfect. The 29-year-old defender signed a four-year deal with the Spanish champions on Tuesday, according to British magazine The Athletic.
It would be the next transfer of a central defender from the national team after Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck announced their transfer from FC Bayern and SC Freiburg to Borussia Dortmund. As Rüdiger’s contract with Chelsea expires in the summer, he can leave the Champions League winner for free.
Antonio Rüdiger on Real Madrid: brilliant under Tuchel
Coach Thomas Tuchel had already confirmed that Rüdiger would be leaving the Premier League club. Chelsea are not currently authorized to engage in player transfers or contractual negotiations. The reason for this is the British government sanctions against the club and its Russian owner, Roman Abramovich.
The billionaire is said to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Due to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, numerous Russian citizens have been sanctioned by Great Britain. Rüdiger moved from AS Roma to Chelsea in the summer of 2017.
With the Blues he won the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and Club World Cup. In nearly five years at Stamford Bridge, he has had five different managers. After he no longer played regularly with Frank Lampard and was about to say goodbye, Tuchel’s defender became one of the best players on the team. The professional career of the native Berliner began at VfB Stuttgart.