Beiger and Real reach verbal agreement. EFE
In recent days, Real Madrid and Antonio Rudiger have advanced their negotiations and now, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that an agreement has been reached between both parties. Only a few hours ago, Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the German international will be leaving Chelsea.
In an matter of hours, Antonio Rudiger’s transfer situation has advanced rapidly. This is known because the experts are now talking about an agreement having been reached between him and his preferred next destination, Real Madrid.
Despite the fact that Rudiger is a regular in Thomas Tuchel’s team, the unrealistic demands from the 29 year old German when negotiating a renewal deal at Chelsea have meant that he will be putting an end to his spell at the London club this summer, after his current contract expires.
Thomas Tuchel confirmed this in his comments to ‘Sky Sports’: “We gave everything – me and the club – but we could not fight anymore. Without the sanctions we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his decision”.
The ex Roma player overlooked the option of playing another season at Stamford Bridge and decided to move on to the Santiago Bernabeu. This is has been confirmed by transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.
“Real Madrid have reached verbal agreement with Antonio Rüdiger. Contract not signed yet – but Real Madrid are now closing on Rüdiger deal on a free. It’s gonna be a long-term deal. Final details to be discussed soon, before signing the contract” .
A long term deal between club and player is being discussed and his wage demands are being worked on. This is a delicate subject as it was his view on his salary at Chelsea that became the sticking point for the Blues when negotiating a renewal deal with the centreback.
Rudiger’s demands are high. This is reflected by the fact that he rejected a salary offer at Chelsea of 12.2 million euros per season. Despite the fact that the London club were confident that this salary offer would ensure his presence at Stamford Bridge, the sought after defender simply does not want to continue playing for Chelsea. He has spent six seasons at the club, a period in which he has played in 196 matches, scored 12 goals and made three assists.
However, a few more details are still to be discussed before Rudiger officially signs for Real. But, if his demands are not excessive, he will be a ‘Merengue’ this summer.