Antonio Rüdiger has been associated with FC Bayern for months. The DFB international brings everything the Munich team is looking for. Nevertheless, there is a small catch: The 29-year-old defender is too expensive for FCB.
According to current media reports, the German record champion is no longer involved in transfer poker.
At the end of last year, even before Andreas Christensen became a hot topic at FC Bayern, the name Antonio Rüdiger was high on Hasan Salihamidzic’s wish list. According to reports, there was a first contact between the FCB sports board and the players’ side. Since then, however, nothing has happened, which is unlikely to change.
Antonio Rüdiger is too expensive for The Bavarians:
In his podcast, Bayern expert Christian Falk has revealed that Munich is still interested in the DFB star, but currently, there is no contact between the club and the player.
Accordingly, there has been radio silence for months and this. Reason: According to Falk, the central defender should demand at least 15 million euros in annual salary, which Bayern is currently not willing to pay. The pain threshold for a new central defender is just under 10 million euros.
Rüdiger himself does not seem to be too interested in a move to the German record champions. An extension at Chelsea was always the priority of the 29-year-old, and this was imminent.
However, due to the ongoing sanctions against the Blues, this is now on the brink.
The door is still a tiny gap open for the Bavarians:
But even if Rüdiger has to leave Chelsea in the summer, as the club cannot offer him a new contract, numerous interested parties willing to pay are already queuing up.
According to Falk, these include clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, and Juventus Turin.
These are clubs that are quite willing to meet the salary requirements of the German international. Especially the old lady is currently intensifying her efforts.
But the door is not yet completely closed for the Bavarians. However, a lot would have to go “wrong” with the defender in the coming weeks.
If there is no agreement with the interested clubs, FCB could make another attempt. But even in this very unlikely scenario, Rüdiger would have to reduce his salary demands.