Chelsea defender says Antonio Rudiger ‘difficult’ contract talks and uncertainty over future behind exit.
Written by News Room on May 20, 2022
Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger says difficult contract negotiations and a lack of communication are the reasons behind his departure from the club.
The defender, whose deal with the Blues expires this summer, was offered a contract worth more than 200,000 pounds to stay at Chelsea.
However, Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign the Germany international.
Rudiger told The Players’ Tribune that he left the club with a heavy heart which means everything to him.
Rudiger, who joined Chelsea for an initial 29 million pounds from Roma in 2017, is expected to sign a four-year deal at the Bernabeu.
He has made over 200 appearances for Chelsea, winning the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and the FA Cup.