Antonio Rudiger will depart Chelsea at the end of the season, with Real Madrid leading the race to sign him ahead of Manchester United and Barcelona.
When his contract expires, the Blues defender will leave Stamford Bridge, and there is plenty of interest in the Germany international.
The defender has declined the latest offer from the Blues to extend his contract, which runs out at the end of the season.
Rudiger is now set to leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer this summer, with Real Madrid at the top of the queue to sign him.
Where will Rudiger go next?
Many of Europe’s top teams have been connected to the Germany international for some time, and he is currently in the final year of his contract.
We can confirm that Real Madrid is now leading the battle to sign the 29-year-old and are in advanced talks with his representatives.
United, on the other hand, is still in the running and hopes to persuade him to stay in England by moving to Old Trafford.
Other teams interested in signing the center-back include Barcelona and Juventus.
What is the reason for Rudiger’s departure from Chelsea?
The uncertainty surrounding Chelsea’s ownership was a major factor in Rudiger’s decision to depart.
Following sanctions against current owner Roman Abramovic, Chelsea is working closely with the UK government to facilitate a sale, but the uncertainty has cast doubt on Rudiger’s future.
He was on the verge of signing a new contract that would have made him Chelsea’s highest-paid defender.
However, the former Roma star wants to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks, and with Chelsea’s new owner still to be announced, he now appears to be on his way out.
Contract at Chelsea
The 29-year-contract old’s expires at the end of the season, and there had been no agreement on a contract extension previous to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s sanctioning.
Because Chelsea is undergoing a takeover, they are forbidden to engage in any transfer activity, including contract extensions, leaving Rudiger’s future uncertain this summer.
His representatives have spoken to a number of teams, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, and Manchester United, to see who would be interested in signing the central defender on a free transfer this summer.
Salary and Networth
The center-back signed a contract with Chelsea in 2017 that pays him a staggering 6 million Euro (5.2 million Pound) each year. According to our calculations, he earns €16,393 (£14,086) per day and €683 (£587) per hour!
This indicates that the ordinary man would have to work for 14.3 years to earn the same amount that Antonio Rudiger does in a month.
Chelsea’s salaries are exorbitant, so it’s no surprise that Rudy has amassed a sizable fortune. His current net worth is estimated to be at 17 million Euros (15.3 Million Pound). His Market Value is most likely equal to what Chelsea spent for the German defender when they signed him. His current market value is estimated to be in the region of 35 million euros (32.3 Million Pound).