Chelsea Defender Antonio Rudiger Also Wanted By Newcastle United
Real Madrid and Manchester City are both showing interest in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. Newcastle United is also preparing to compete with them for his services.
It is reported by the Telegraph that Newcastle United has emerged as the latest contender for Antonio Rudiger’s signature. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger may leave the club at the end of the season after failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension. It has sparked interest from several clubs. The Newcastle Magpies are among those interested in acquiring his talent.
As a product of the Dortmund academy, Rudiger has established himself as one of the top centre-backs in Europe under the tutelage of German coach Thomas Tuchel. His leadership and commitment were instrumental in the Blues’ UEFA Champions League triumph last season, as well as their victories in the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup this season.
While Chelsea narrowly missed out on the Carabao Cup by the narrowest of margins, Rudiger was one of the standout performers in the fina. He put up a defensive masterpiece to keep the Liverpool attack at bay for the whole match. As a result, the German has risen to become one of the most sought-after players in Europe at the moment.
According to reports, the 29-year-old has held negotiations with both PSG and Real Madrid about a potential Bosman move in the summer. They will, however, face heavy competition from Premier League clubs, particularly Newcastle United.
Will Newcastle United make a move for Antonio Rudiger?
Newcastle United, who are currently fighting their way out of the relegation zone, are ready for a summer of upheaval. Their new owners aim to exercise their financial muscle and bring in major quality to the team. As of this writing, the Magpies have spent more than €100 million. Their investment has paid off, with the team currently comfortably out of the relegation zone.
Newcastle United are now looking to push their team to the next level. They want to pursue more established players in the transfer market. Several reports suggest that they are showing interest in a move for Real Madrid superstar Eden Hazard. He has been underperforming recently. They are also in the running to sign Florian Wirtz.
As a result of his extensive expertise at the top level of football, Rudiger could be a fantastic alternative for Eddie Howe in the future. Perhaps most importantly, the German international can provide the much-needed leadership. This could be crucial in assisting the club in its transition into a new age of success.
It remains to be seen whether Rudiger himself will reject offers from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in favour of a move to St. James’ Park next season. Although the club is in a position to meet his high salary demands.