Antonio Rüdiger will leave Chelsea, according to Thomas Tuchel as a direct consequence of the sanctions against Roman Abramovich. His new club is still uncertain, but it will probably be in Spain.
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Twitter is obviously faster again. Antonio Rüdiger, expertly mounted on the Real Madrid shirt, Antonio Rüdiger as a black and white collage next to the Estadio Bernabeu, in front of the Palacio de Cibeles. Antonio Rüdiger, wildly twisted by lightning, with Terminator blue eyes. All just to celebrate one thing: Rüdiger to Real – that’s it!
But it’s not that far yet. The German international reportedly verbally agreed on a four-year deal with the Spanish giants. Royals are the big favorites to transfer DFB player. According to “Marca”, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has already made statements to president Florentino – and has shown great interest in the former Stuttgart.
Now also “Sport1” and the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano have reported that a change is approaching. According to Romano, these are “details”. Rüdiger turned down an offer from Manchester United because he didn’t want to change within the league out of respect for Chelsea.
“We couldn’t keep fighting”
One thing is certain: Rüdiger will say goodbye to Chelsea after five years, his team manager Thomas Tuchel is frustrated. “The situation is that Antonio wants to leave the club,” said Tuchel somewhat embittered after the 1-0 (0-0) win against West Ham United: “The club and I gave our all, but we couldn’t anymore because of the sanctions continue to fight “.
Sanctions: This is the freezing of the assets of Russian billionaire oligarch and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. This has put the club in a state of paralysis and Abramovich is looking to sell the club as quickly as possible. Three consortia have now submitted bids and the government must ensure that Abramovich does not take personal advantage of them.
“Without the sanctions we would have at least been able to keep fighting, but our hands are tied,” complained Tuchel. Before a sale, the club will not be able to sign a successor for the central defender, who is always in place. Rüdiger went out against West Ham with a groin problem.
Chief of Defense at the World Cup in Qatar
Tuchel stressed that he wouldn’t have taken Rüdiger’s farewell “personally” – but he was “disappointing. He’s a key figure, we will miss him very much. He conveys courage in the locker room. He’s the guy everyone’s afraid of, one, who plays as a 50 to 55 games at an exceptional level “.
Power, uncompromising strength, tackling and leading strength, positional play: Rüdiger, whose contract expires in the summer, is one of the most sought after defenders on the market. If nothing goes wrong, he will lead the defense of the German national team at the World Cup as a coach. Possibly also as a true professional.