Another transfer saga seems to have come to an end. Antonio Rudiger could come to Real Madrid as a free agent after the end of this season. Although one of the main links of his team, Rudiger at Chelsea was not even among the 10 highest paid.
With a weekly gross salary of 90,000 pounds, he earned about 3,000,000 euros net per season. As the end of the contract approached, there was growing panic in Chelsea over the status of the German defender. Especially since other clubs such as Real, Bayern, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain have joined since January ...
In the end, Blues offered him a raise of 230,000 pounds a week (only Lukaku, Werner and Kante have more), which is a net 8,000,000 euros a year, but he refused. At the beginning, Rudiger asked other clubs for as much as 12,000,000 euros net per year, but no one was ready to go crazy for that amount, because that costs the club around 20,000,000 per year on a gross level.
Rudiger's agents demanded 10,000,000 euros as a signature bonus and 10,000,000 euros in commissions for themselves. Manchester United wanted to go the furthest and offered 10,000,000 euros per season, but the German refused out of respect for Chelsea, explaining that he did not see himself in the jersey of another Premier League team.
It seems that Manchester United has such an image that it can no longer attract big names with money ... In Madrid, he will earn a little more than what Chelsea offered him for extra time and less than he could in Manchester.
It is speculated that he accepted 7,500,000 euros net per season plus a bonus of 1,000,000 each year if he plays over 50 percent of matches in the season. He will also receive 10,000,000 euros as a bonus for signing the contract, so in the end it will turn out to be a bit more than at Chelsea.
Real sold Rafael Varane to Manchester United this summer for 40,000,000 euros and replaced him with the younger David Alaba He did come without compensation from Bayern, but he received a signature bonus of 17,700,000 euros, Reverse turns, Real is constantly growing, and costs are not rising.
Rudiger is the latest in a series of great business moves by Florentino Perez. And Carlo Ancelotti will get the third top defender for rotation, since there is also Eder Militao next to Alaba. It is possible that Alaba will move to the left side to increase the competition of Mendy after the departure of Marcelo.
Ancelotti with Rudiger has more options for the last line. There is also Nacho as an eternal temporary solution, while Jesus Vallejo will leave the club because Ancelotti is not satisfied with him.