Antonio Rudiger’s agent displays on Real Madrid switch and Chelsea exit

The agent of Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has admitted that Los Blancos had been chasing his signature since 2016.

The centre-back joined Roma in 2016 earlier than leaving Chelsea 12 months later, and he introduced the curtain down on his profession at Stamford Bridge this summer time when he let his contract expire and sealed a free switch to Real.

Now Rudiger’s agent and brother, Sahr Senesie, has opened up about how the switch happened, admitting that Real have made a handful of makes an attempt to signal the defender over time.

“The contact was direct with Real Madrid, with the management,” he advised kicker. “No problems arose as we had been in touch with the membership since 2016.

“The interest materialized in 2019, before Chelsea’s transfer ban came in and Antonio did not want to force a transfer out of respect for Chelsea officials. Chelsea would not have been able to sign a replacement for him at the time.”

Senesie additionally mirrored on Chelsea’s latest sanctions and the way the Blues’ incapability to barter new contracts with their gamers contributed to Rudiger’s departure.

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“Initially we continued with the strategy of waiting. ‘Keep calm and play good football’, I told him. But after two months of uncertainty, even considering Chelsea’s new owners and their ideas, two or three big European clubs pushed for a decision,” he mentioned.

“So we had to reassess the situation, which Toni didn’t know yet. Then he communicated very clearly to his coach Thomas Tuchel that he wanted to leave after having to choose between waiting with a lot of uncertainty until maybe June or moving to Real Madrid. “

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