An information has been revealed regarding the reason why Antonio Rudiger has not extended his contract at Chelsea . The defender is reportedly very disappointed with the contract offer given by the Blues .
Since last season, Rudiger has become a crucial player in the Chelsea squad. He became a solid wall for the defense of the Blues in the Thomas Tuchel era.
Chelsea is currently anxious. Because Rudiger’s contract will expire in the summer of 2022.
So far the Chelsea management has tried to extend the defender’s contract. However, the German national team player always refuses offers from Chelsea management.
Bid Too Low
According to Sport1 reports, Rudiger actually wants to stay at Chelsea. But he was not happy with the contract offer given by Chelsea.
According to the report, Chelsea’s offer of a new contract is very low. The offer was far from the contract the defender had hoped for.
Because of the low offer of Chelsea, Rudiger became ilfeel with the management of the Blues.
According to the report, Rudiger has not completely closed the door for Chelsea.
He is still waiting for Chelsea’s management to renew their offer. Because the defender is still comfortable playing at Chelsea.
But if Chelsea persist with their offer, then he will choose to withdraw in 2022 later.
So far there are two clubs reportedly interested in Rudiger’s services.
There are Real Madrid and Bayern Munich who are reportedly ready to accommodate the defender in 2022.
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Chelsea legend asks Antonio Rudiger to stay
Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf apparently does not want to see the departure of Antonio Rudiger. Therefore, he urged the player to stay at the club.
Rudiger has been at Chelsea since 2017. And since then, he has been an important part of the west London back line.
Rudiger has played 159 games for Chelsea. The 28-year-old defender has also won the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League and European Super Cup.
However, Chelsea threatened to lose Rudiger in the near future. His contract expires at the end of the season and the German is not yet ready to sign a new contract.
Asked to Survive
Leboeuf really liked Rudiger. The former Chelsea defender really wants the player to stay at the club.
“I really like Rudiger. He amazed me because he didn’t play anymore and Tuchel believed in him and put him back in Zouma’s position and the defense worked well,” Leboeuf told Ladbrokes .
“(Thomas) Tuchel put him in and Rudiger became another player.
Similar to Diego Costa
Leboeuf then compared the Germany international to other former Chelsea players.
He’s a bad player but when you play for your club you like him.
“He did well for Chelsea, so I don’t want to see him leave when his contract expires this season.”