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‘I told them after the first offer’ – Rudiger finally reveals Marina and Chelsea biggest mistake in his Chelsea contract

‘I told them after the first offer’ – Rudiger finally reveals Marina and Chelsea biggest mistake in his Chelsea contract

Antonio Rudiger, the outgoing Chelsea defender, has opened up more about the situation that led to his departure.

Apart from the difficulties he faced under previous manager Frank Lampard, Rudiger has disclosed how the club left him hanging for months before imposing punishment.

According to the German international, he has not heard from the club in up to five months, despite the fact that clubs such as Real Madrid have previously approached him.

Rudiger says that he made his choice to quit Chelsea before the sanctions were announced, and he has refused to criticize the club.

“Unfortunately, my contract negotiations had already started to get difficult last fall,” Rudiger wrote in the Players’ Tribune.

“Business is business, but when you don’t hear any news from the club from August to January, the situation becomes complicated.

“After the first offer, there was a long gap of just nothing. We’re not robots, you know? You cannot wait for months with so much uncertainty about your future.

“Obviously, no one saw the sanctions coming, but in the end, other big clubs were showing interest, and I had to make a decision. I will leave it at that, because business aside, I have nothing bad to say about this club.”

From Rudiger’s explanation, Marina Granovskaia and Co didn’t handle his contract situation well.