Chelsea are not prepared to hand Antonio Rudiger a new contract as he is demanding £200,000 a week, according to reports in the UK.
The German international’s current deal with the Blues expires next June but supporters on Twitter believe the London club should give him the pay rise he wants:
JUST PAY IT MAN @ChelseaFC
— 𝑹𝒆𝒆𝒄𝒆𝑺𝒁𝑵 ❄️ (@CFCArchy) December 13, 2021
Give him the contract ffs
— JohnnyMP (@johnnyjl96) December 13, 2021
Have they not seen him this season give him a better offer
— Adam (@CarefreeAdz) December 13, 2021
He’s shown more consistence then Ac & over a longer period of time too, give rudi 250k & let AC go
— iffy (@Irfan__CFC) December 13, 2021
Atleast offer him a 180-200k offer. He deserves this much atleast.
— Mohd Junaid (@mjunaid3415) December 13, 2021
£200,000/w isn’t that bad. Marina and the board should rethink this and pay A.R
— Elhàj Nàsrudíín Abdúl (@nasrudiinabdul) December 13, 2021
If they don’t renew his contract serious questions have to be asked about the boards decision making, I get they have been doing good stuff recently but this is a clear cut case clubs best defender wants to stay and be paid as one of the best. Give him Alonso’s wages
— Aaron Grimes (@AaronGrimes26) December 13, 2021
What exactly is wrong with this Chelsea board?
— Elvis kakyire Danso (@kakyireelvis) December 13, 2021
@ChelseaFC pay up.
— Vidhyam (@CFCVidh) December 13, 2021
Real Madrid are thought to be in the box seat for Rudiger’s signature currently, with the La Liga club willing to match the 28-year-old’s demands, while Manchester United and Tottenham have also been linked.
Rudiger has been in excellent form since the arrival of manager Thomas Tuchel last January and his consistency has won him many admirers. However, Chelsea’s board remain reluctant to increase their offer, which currently stands at £140,000 a week. The club feel that it is a more than generous pay rise, considering the defender is currently only being paid £90k a week.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner reportedly earning around the £300k a week mark, though, you can understand Rudiger’s point of view.