Chelsea defender says Antonio Rudiger ‘difficult’ contract talks and uncertainty over future behind exit.

Written by 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.

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