Antonio Rudiger’s intermediary couldn’t hold back at previous Chelsea ownership after Real Madrid move.
After the German moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid this summer, Saif Rubie, Antonio Rudiger’s middleman, poked fun of the previous owners.
Rudiger was among the first players to leave the Blues during the summer window since his five-year deal at Stamford Bridge was over.
He moved to Real Madrid and has played five times for them this season.
Andreas Christensen, a Danish international who signed with Barcelona, Madrid’s La Liga rivals, left Chelsea when his contract expired as well.
Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana joined for the center-back positions as Thomas Tuchel’s team had to enter the market to replace their lost players for the current season.
Early in the year, there were rumors that Rudiger might extend his contract with the club, but nothing of the sort ever happened.
One of the German’s middlemen has now discussed the transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since the transfer.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Rubie stated: “We were only using Rudiger as an example.
The truth is that, for whatever reason, Chelsea’s previous owners didn’t think it was worthwhile to have him on staff.
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“The smallest agreement on the table was the Real Madrid deal. A club in England was giving away almost twice as much, while a club in Europe was giving away twice as much.
The player was extremely content to remain at Chelsea when Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, or Juventus were not interested in signing him.
“I’m confident that more than 80% of Chelsea fans would be pleased that he would have stayed if you asked them all right now,” the author said.
Tuesday night’s Champions League opener for Chelsea will be against Dinamo Zagreb. The Blues will also play AC Milan and FC Salzburg in Group E.
Prior to the game, Tuchel addressed the possibility of one of his new recruits making their debut in a press conference.
On Deadline Day, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left Barcelona and Denis Zakaria joined on loan from Juventus.
The former could log his first club minutes, but a protective mask will be required.
“If there is a problem today, we won’t put him,” Tuchel assured.
“Nothing went wrong yesterday. I’m hoping there won’t be a problem today. Is he prepared to begin? No doubt. He can’t compete for 90 minutes.
It is up to us to decide how we will handle the minutes. He needs time to regain his rhythm and fitness. If he starts or comes off the bench, it’s up to us to come up with a solution.