What Rudiger sacrificed to join Real Madrid

Antonio Rudiger joined Real Madrid on a free transfer in June 2022, after finishing his contract at Chelsea.

The German player turned down successive renewal offers from Chelsea and several offers from Europe’s top clubs to join Real Madrid.

Saif Rubie: Real Madrid’s offer for Rudiger was the lowest

Now, Saif RubieRudiger‘s agent, has confessed that Real Madrid‘s offer for his represented player was the smallest financially that he received.

“Let me confirm this, live on air, the Real Madrid deal was the smallest deal on offer,” he told talkSPORT.

“There was a club in England offering almost double the amount and a club in Europe doubling the amount.

“I’m not going to discuss the specifics. Everyone knows there was teams interested in this player. He was one of the best in the world.”

Rubie also explained how the old regime at Chelsea did not try hard to keep the German defender, despite his undoubted quality.

“What if I told you Chelsea, and the old regime, basically made next to no effort to keep the player,” he said.

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“At the time he was very happy to stay and potentially be the captain of the club.

“He was offered a contract that was half the amount Romelu Lukaku was earning. You are talking about trading in the margins.”