Rudiger is at the centre of Real Madrid and PSG’s latest transfer tussle
Antonio Rudiger is set to be one of the most in-demand transfer targets in 2022, with the 28-year-old centre-back only having just over six months left on his contract at Chelsea. It’ll expire in the summer of 2022 to make the defender a free agent and several clubs would love to sign him on a free.
That includes Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who will be rivals in the Champions League knockouts and who have clashed in the transfer market before, doing so last summer when PSG refused to sell Kylian Mbappe to Los Blancos despite an offer of 180m euros.
Central defence is a position where both clubs would like to strengthen ahead of 2022/23, making Rudiger a prime target.
From the player’s point of view, if he leaves Chelsea then he would like to try a new league. Having already played the Bundesliga, Serie A and the Premier League, this makes LaLiga Santander and Ligue 1 options, especially if he can go to a capital city giant in either Spain or France.
There is a long way to go in the Rudiger saga and Chelsea will try to convince him to pen a new deal with them. But, if he still hasn’t done so by January 1, 2022, then other clubs can reach out to him and Real Madrid and PSG will be at the front of the queue.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta has sensationally claimed he had hoped Lionel Messi would have eventually settled to play for the club for free in the wake of the Argentine’s sensational exit.
Messi in August ended a 21-year old association with Barcelona as he completed a move to Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer upon expiry of his contract at Barcelona. It was reported that Barcelona were enduring a difficult financial spell and a La Liga salary cap disabled the club from renewing Messi’s contract.
Kylian Mbappe at the age of 22 could be taking a break from the French national team due to some pressure
The Paris Saint-Germain striker explained that he is being targeted as the problem in the national team
Mbappe has been playing for the national team since 2017 and has featured in 49 games netting 17 goals
Kylian Mbappe who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain has explained that he is currently considering quitting the French national team claiming that some people feel he is the problem.
During the EURO 2020, Kylian Mbappe endured a disappointing campaign with France as he missed the decisive penalty kick against Switzerland in the round of 16 which sent his nation out of the tournament. Former Chelsea star Olivier Giroud claimed that some players were not passing to him on the pitch and Kylian Mbappe was livid with his statement.
The World Cup winner even wanted to express himself in a press conference before being convinced not to go against his national teammate. Download Sradio 5 news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with all major Ghana news There were reports that Kylian Mbappe’s ego is causing problems in the French national team and the 22-year-old has addressed the topic according to the report on Sportbible.
Kylian Mbappe’s reaction
“I have always placed the French national team above everything and I will always put it above everything.
“I have never taken a single Euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be problem.
“But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem. The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, it is like that.”
Kylian Mbappe discloses he wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain
Earlier, Sradio5.com had reported how Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain disclosed that he actually told the club’s chiefs that he wanted to leave in July after being seriously linked with move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The France international is currently spending his fourth season at Paris Saint-Germain and he is one of the most reliable players at PSG at the moment.
Before the summer transfer window closed, Real Madrid were said to have made some offers in their efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe which Paris Saint-Germain turned down.
Kylian Mbappe has explained that all reports that he turned down down offers of new deal from PSG eggheads are false.