Experienced Chelsea star demand an increase in wage,to enable him sign an extension deal.
According to news from Eurosport , Chelsea might have to
pay more for Antonio Rudiger to renew his contract. The
German defender currently is on a £140,000-a-week salary.
It was expected to be bumped up by £20,000 but now
Chelsea could be forced to shell out around £200,000-a-
Antonio Rudiger had slipped to the fringes under Frank
Lampard in the first half of the season. However, as soon as
Thomas Tuchel took over, he became one of the first names
on the team sheet. He has started 24 games under Tuchel,
only missing three encounters. He played a vital part in
Chelsea’s top-four finish and Champions League win.
Even after his resurgence this season, there remain question
marks over his future. The Blues could lose the former
Roma man for nothing next season if a new deal is not
agreed soon. He was linked with an exit last summer, with
Spurs, PSG and AC Milan keen to sign him.
Now, Rudiger and his camp are in a stronger position to ask
for a better raise. His current deal gets him £140,000 per
week. Initially, a £20,000 raise was on the cards. However,
with just a year remaining, Chelsea could well have to hand
him close to £200,000 per week . Despite the player being
keen on a stay, he feels that he has not always been
appreciated at the club.
Chelsea v Manchester City – FA Cup – Semi Final –
Wembley Stadium Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel greets
Chelsea s Antonio Rudiger after the final whistle during the
FA Cup semi final match at Wembley Stadium, London.
Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021.
Chelsea are running out of time to secure his future. Given
how he has become a vital part of Tuchel’s new-look side, it
is imperative that the Blues convince the defender to put
pen to paper on a new deal soon. It will be up to them to
convince Rudiger that he is a vital part of the club now.