Real Madrid and Antonio Rudiger (29) have reached an agreement which only has a few details and formalities to complete for it to be formalized when the time comes.
After several months of back and forth, the central defender will wear a white jersey from this summer, barring any unexpected setbacks.
The future exchelsea The player will arrive at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer as his current contract expires in June and there hasn’t been an agreement on a contract renewal.
Continuity at Stamford Bridge has always been a priority for the German, but the sale of the club and interest from many European giants has kept him away from London.
Knowing he would most likely leave, the defender hasn’t seriously considered staying in England due to the respect and affection he feels for his current home.
real Madrid came very close to concluding a deal for him at the end of 2021, clearly optimistic about securing his signature, but the talks collapsed to a point that was even considered a point of no return.
The Champions League quarter-final brought about a turn of events: the player felt it was more obvious than ever that he should join Los Blancos and them, at Carlo Ancelotticoncluded that the position needed to be strengthened.
Rudiger lowers his demands
In recent days, important details have been discussed, among which the first was whether the agreement was for four seasons or for four and one optional, subject to a number of conditions.
What was agreed, MARCA can reveal, is that Rüdiger will be paid approximately nine million euros net per season.
This amount, however, is not all. The signing bonus will be eight million euros, calculated at two per season.
With that, RüdigerThe salary of will be 11 million euros per year and the total sum is 44 million, 11 million less than what he asked for.
Another notion to add is that of the famous commissions, those that make it so difficult for other signatures. For this one it will be 15 million euros.
real Madrid will invest approximately 59 million euros (including net salary) until 2026 in Rüdigerwhich they see as a wonderful market opportunity.
He will bring experience, much-needed height that the team up top lacks, versatility (he has more experience in a back three) and leadership through his personality.
As if that were not enough, it will encourage competition, “threatening” the status of Eder Militao and David Alaba as a starter, with the possibility of using the latter more as a left-back.