Chelsea were crowned winner of the Club World Cup as they beat Palmeiras in a long 120-minute final. Palmeiras conceded a penalty in the 117th minute, which Kai Havertz converted easily. This is the first time Chelsea have won the Club World Cup. This Club world cup trophy was the only trophy missing from Chelsea’s trophy cabinet. But, with this win, there’s a new challenge for Chelsea and that is keeping their key players at the club for next season. Chelsea has a chance of losing three of their defensive stars in the coming summers. Azpilcueta, Rudiger and Christensen all are set to become free agents in the month of June. As the season passes by, Rudiger comments on his future with Chelsea as he claims it’s in the hands of the Club to give him a new contract.
Toni Rudiger has made it clear.
Toni Rüdiger on his Chelsea contract situation: “I feel great here, I have always said it. I think the way I play you can see that I’m happy here”. 🔵 #CFCAdvertisement
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 14, 2022
Antonio Rudiger can now speak to any clubs interested in him. Additionally, clubs like PSG, Real Madrid are already looking to secure his service by making contacts with the player’s agent. As per Athletic, the player is demanding a salary in the region of £215000 – £225000 a week to stay with Chelsea.
Shockingly, as things stand Rudiger is one of the most minimal paid senior players at Chelsea at £90k per week. But, with his new demand, he wished to be paid more or equal to the other first-team players. Firstly, Rudiger is at the peak of his career and he has been consistently doing good with Chelsea under Tuchel. So, to keep him at the club, the offer must be made around his asking contract. Both, Real Madrid and PSG are closely following talks between Chelsea and Rudiger. Rudiger comments after the club world cup finals claimed he was ready to stay at Chelsea.
Rudiger has huge respect for Tuchel
Antonio Rudiger talking about Thomas Tuchel. pic.twitter.com/eI6h4QrRVs
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) February 11, 2022Advertisement
All things considered, Chelsea are on the back foot in this deal to make sure Rudiger stays at Chelsea, a fair extension should be submitted by Chelsea. Likewise, Tuchel is confident about Rudiger staying at Chelsea. So, now the ball is in Chelsea’s board court, let’s wait and watch.