Rüdiger is already from Real Madrid, for all purposes and only in the absence of the official announcement by the white team, something that, as AS has already reported, will not happen until the end of the season, which for Madrid will end on May 28 in Paris, after the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Real Madrid had closed the agreement with Antonio Rüdiger since last week for the German to join the white team next season, after the end of his contract with Chelsea and not reach an agreement for its renewal; At the moment, moreover, due to the sanctions that the United Kingdom has imposed on the London club because its owner is the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, he could not extend his contract. But in any case, Rüdiger’s decision to leave England was firm, as his coach, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed weeks ago.
Done deal: Antonio Rüdiger joins Real Madrid. 4yrs deal, salary of €6.8m net + bonuses. Additionally the top defender and his agent Sahr Senesie (brother) get a huge signing bonus of €35m, sources close to the player telling us. ⚪️ #RMFC #CFCs @kerry_hau @SPORT1
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) May 10, 2022
This Tuesday, Rüdiger passed the medical examination, the last requirement for what was signed in the contracts to be firm. And yesterday figures of the operation began to transcend; Specifically, the German journalist Patrick Berger gives details of them, citing sources from the player’s environment close to the negotiation. According to Berger, Rüdiger signs a four-year contract, until 2026, with a fixed net salary of almost seven million euros. Specifically, he specifies that the salary is 6.8 million, to which bonuses can be added based on objectives.
Rüdiger, who has just turned 29, will arrive at Madrid for free, which usually entails a juicy signing bonus, because as there is no transfer cost, it is customary for the player and his agent to organize an amount, as a bonus for signing arriving free. In the case of Rüdiger, according to Berger, that amount is 35 million euros (he does not specify whether gross or net), to be distributed between the player himself and his representative, who is also his stepbrother, Sahr Senesie.
With this signing, Madrid reinforces the center of defense with a signing of bells, adding Carvajal, Militao, Mendy, Alaba and Nacho to a powerful central defender with good ball handling. Rüdiger’s arrival will likely see Alaba move to left-back, returning the Austrian to the position in which he played the longest at Bayern.