Antonio Rudiger contacts Real Madrid again for a possible transfer

The club would only pursue him if he lowers his wage demands


Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2022 by Marca.com

Antonio Rudiger contacts Real Madrid again for a possible transfer

Antonio Rudiger (29) is a Real Madrid target again. The main goal is to attempt his possible transfer from Chelsea after his agents called the Spanish club, who are studying a deal that was put on hold months ago due to the player's high wage demands. This new approach will also depend on this specific aspect.

A possible transfer can't move forward without paying close attention to two specific factors. One is the absence of a central agreement with his possible suitors. Rudiger ends his current contract with Chelsea in the month of June. None of these elite-level suitors have fulfilled the player's expectations, which were revealed by Marca on January 21. The German defender is demanding €55 million between wages and transfer fee between four seasons. We also need to remember that David Alaba arrived in 2021 with a €20 million wage before tax and a €17,7 million bonus.

The other key factor is the unforgettable Real Madrid vs Chelsea evening in which the English side was close to turning the game around and were surprised by Real Madrid's white magic. Ancelotti and his footballers seemed against the ropes but they reacted in due time to take the game into extra time. Despite the important injuries and Militao's absence due to a sanction, the fans pushed forward and they got to that 2-3 that placed him in the semifinals for the second straight season in their fetish competition.

Militao's renewal is still pending.

What happened then at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium completely mesmerized Rudiger, who offered a convincing performance with a goal included despite his slip during Karim Benzema's goal. The German international proved the true esence of a club that came close to signing him in the past first hand, just like he did at Stamford Bridge as well. Those talks completely collapsed because Real Madrid drew a series of lines in order to not compromise their numbers.

Inside Valdebebas' offices, the club is currently evaluating whether going after him is convenient or not. If this transfer happens, it would definitely be on the club's conditions, as they already proved during the start of 2022. No transfer that isn't needed will take place, much less with Militao's renewal about to happen too. The Brazilian's wages goes up to €4 million plus variables and his recent level of performance will be compensated accordingly with a hefty salary increase.

As far as Rudiger goes, the scenario is still magnificent for him despite he was forces to recalculate his approach. His intention is to make a decision by the end of April or the beginning of May at the latest. He knows that his most recent injury is exposing him without having signed anything yet. For him, the Real Madrid alternative was never cut off for good. Chelsea has a complicated scenario as well with the possible takeover from a new club owner in the near future. Juventus and PSG are still following this transfer closely.



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