Antonio Rudiger’s contract expires at the end of this season, but Thomas Tuchel hopes he decides to stay at Chelsea. So, among other news, today, of football transfers, Tuchel is relaxed about Rudiger’s Chelea future despite links to several clubs.
Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel is “calm” about the future of Antonio Rudiger (football news) at Chelsea.
Although, there have been reports that the defender will be a free agent at the end of the 2021-22 season. And prior to these transfer rumours, there were already reports of Rudiger having been close to leaving Chelsea last summer.
But, the more recent reports are indeed accurate because Rudiger’s contract with the club expires in June 2022.
And as such, he has seen links with moves to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich emerge of late.
However, the Germany international, under coach Thomas Tuchel, has thrived.
Indeed, he’s delivered standout performances including a commanding display in the Champions League final victory over Manchester City in May.
Football Transfers – Tuchel Is Relaxed about Rudiger’s Chelsea Future
And now, Thomas Tuchel, the Blues’ head coach, is hopeful Rudiger will stay at Stamford Bridge.
But, at the same time, the manager understands that there are no guarantees in this industry.
He said in a press conference ahead of Sunday’s London derby at Tottenham: “I hope they find solutions but it’s not only between coaches and players. It’s between the club, the players and the agent. We hope they find a solution.
“He plays excellent, he’s been very consistent for a long time at a very high level. He’s very calm, very focused and obviously it’s not a distraction [his future] for him. Everything is in place, give the time needed, sometimes it takes a bit longer and sometimes fast.
“No news from my side, I think Antonio feels very, very good at Chelsea. He feels the respect he has from his teammates and the importance in the team, in the squad.
“That’s well deserved because he delivers. He feels the love from the supporters, he plays in the strongest league in Europe, so not many reasons to change that.
“In the end, it’s between him and the club and that’s in good hands. I’m calm and relaxed and whatever has to happen will happen.”