It has been announced by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel that Antonio Rudiger has opted to quit the club. He said that Rudiger, who was absent due to an injury versus West Ham, told him of the situation in a private conversation with him.
As a result of the club’s sanctions, Tuchel stated that they were unable to fight for the defender’s services any longer. Rudiger’s Chelsea career, which began in 2017 with a transfer from Roma, will come to an end this summer.
On Saturday, it was announced that the 29-year-old had taken the choice to leave the Premier League club.
Rudiger’s contract is expiring at the end of the season.
Thomas said in an interview with Sky sports;
“Toni, the media is on it,” Tuchel said in an interview with Sky Sports. The scenario is that he wishes to resign from his position at the club. In a private conversation, he told me of this development. We gave everything we had – both personally and as a club – but we were unable to continue fighting because of the acts. We would at the very least be able to continue fighting if the sanctions were lifted, but our hands are constrained. We don’t take it personally at this point. It is all up to him.
“He is a significant figure in the team and will continue to be so until the end of the season.” However, it is a disappointment. We shall all miss him tremendously. In the dressing room, he inspires confidence. The sort that everyone is terrified of, but the kind that can play 50-55 games at a high level of excellence. In the last one and a half years, he has shown to be a great defender for me. Then we’ll have to come up with another solution.”