Chelsea: Tuchel confirms Rüdiger’s departure
As expected (see brief 1:35 p.m.), Chelsea central defender Antonio Rüdiger (29 years old, 28 games and 3 goals in the Premier League this season), at the end of his contract next June, will leave the English club at the end of the season. On the sidelines of the victory against West Ham (1-0) this Sunday in the Premier League, Blues coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed the upcoming departure of the German international.
« The situation? He made the decision to leave the club. During a private discussion, he informed me of his intentions. We tried everything, the club and I, to retain him, but we could no longer fight because of the sanctions (linked to owner Roman Abramovich, editor’s note). Without the sanctions, we could at least continue to fight, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It’s his decision, « said informed the former Paris Saint-Germain coach to the press.
The ex-AS Roma player could take over the management of Real Madrid.