Real Madrid have well and truly started working towards a big transfer window in the summer of 2022. We obviously know about the Mbappe saga, something which will not conclude until the end of the season. But, we can be happy about something, at least.
According to many, many reports, including that of Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid are very close to finalising the deal for Antonio Rudiger. The talks seem to have accelerated in the last week, and there isn’t a lot left to agree upon, considering Real already have a verbal agreement with the player, according to Fabrizio Romano.
There are some reports coming around about the details of the German centre-back’s contract at Real Madrid. Chelsea couldn’t offer the same because of the sanctions, and Rudiger decided to leave, as confirmed by Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea’s game against West Ham.
Antonio Rudiger would earn 9-10 million euros per year in salary at Real Madrid, per report
According to Ramon Alvarez, it’ll be a four-year contract, with an option to include a fifth year. Rudiger would earn around 9-10 million euros a year. It’s also said that the signing bonus and agent fees would total up to 15-20 million euros.
I really think it’s a fantastic signing for one of the many positions that are begging for some reinforcement, and the player Real are getting deserves the money coming his way. This would mean Nacho Fernandez becomes a fourth-choice centre-back, which I’m delighted with. Vallejo would obviously be the fifth choice but I think Real Madrid would try their best to sell him, as he doesn’t play for the club anyway.
I really think it was Rudiger’s performance against Real Madrid in the second leg that made the club seriously consider him as a signing, because he was one of their best players, and it showed that he was made for the big occasion.
This would give Los Blancos so many options. They can try a three-at-the-back, they can shift Alaba to left-back without having to worry about the centre-back pairing for a few games. It gives the team options, and a lot of talent and aerial ability in Rudiger.
He’s actually the kind of player you would love to see playing for your team, but you wouldn’t want to play against him. I can’t wait for the “Here We Go” from Fabrizio, and of course, the official announcement, which will happen at the end of the season.