‘Give him a lifetime contract,’ Chelsea fans demand after Rudiger scores the game’s first goal against Leicester.
After scoring in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Leicester, Chelsea fans have begged the club to give Antonio Rudiger a new contract.
As Thomas Tuchel’s European champions humiliated the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, the German defender put in yet another dominant display.
In the Midlands, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic both scored goals.
Rudiger, however, gave Chelsea the lead in the 14th minute with a spectacular flicked backwards header from a Ben Chilwell corner.
The centre-back, who was joined in the celebrations by BITE teammate Reece James, went on to dominate his side of the field while pushing forward to create more attacks.
But, as his contract nears its end, things aren’t looking so good for Rudiger off the field.
The ex-Roma man’s current contract expires in the summer, so he could leave on a free transfer.
Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Juventus are said to be interested.
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Rudiger could sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign team as early as January.
However, following another outstanding performance, Chelsea supporters have urged the club’s management to pull out all the stops and extend Rudiger’s contract for another five years.
“Rudiger’s aggression and toughness are exactly what we need in defense,” one said.
They renew his contract on my knees.”
“Give him a lifetime contract now for £200k or £300k,” another tweeted.
“Sign da ting Rudi,” one wrote.
“Better extend that contract!” said another.
Rudiger appears unconcerned about the situation, preferring to discuss his performance following the Leicester game.
“I felt confident going into this game and promised my son I’d score,” the ace said.
“It’s good, and I contributed to the team’s success; it was a fantastic performance.”
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Meanwhile, Tuchel is hoping to persuade Rudiger to sign a new contract, saying: “He’s been outstanding from the first day to now, and I hope it stays that way.”
“Everyone wants him to stay, that’s clear, but these things take time, and there’s a delay here.”
“He understands what he has here: a fantastic club and league.”
We’ll exercise some patience and hope for a happy ending because he’s a competitor.”
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