Thomas Tuchel confirms Antonio Rudiger will leave Chelsea

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Thomas Tuchel confirms decision of Antonio Rudiger to leave Chelsea. Antonio Rudiger’s contract at Chelsea expires next month.

There are many clubs, like Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester United, trying to sign the Germany international. 

However, according to recent reports, Real Madrid are close to signing Antonio Rudiger.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed this news about Antonio Rudiger to Sky Sports after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over West Ham: “The situation is that he wants to leave the club. He informed me of this in a private talk.”

“We gave everything – me and the club – but we could not fight anymore because of the actions. Without the sanctions we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but our hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his decision.”

“He is a key figure and will stay that way until the end of the season. But it is disappointing. We will miss him a lot. He gives courage in the dressing room. The kind everyone is afraid of, but the kind to play 50-55 games at an outstanding level. He is a top defender in the last one-and-a-half years for me. We then need to find another solution.”

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