Madrid insert £340m buyout clause in Rudiger’s contract

Real Madrid are determined to keep Antonio Rudiger at Bernabeu for year's to come with £340m buyout clause on his contract

Madrid insert £340m buyout clause in Rudiger’s  contract
Real Madrid bound Antonio Rudiger
Real Madrid have nailed Antonio Rudiger to their colours by inserting a whopping £340m buyout clause in his contract.
The defender is leaving Chelsea on a free transfer, having agreed a four-year deal with the Champions League finalists - just as we told you last month.
Rudiger, 29, is also set to rake in more than £400k a week with a huge financial package that blew the competition out of the water.
The Blues barely offered half that even though it would still have made the German the highest paid defender in their history.
The long term contract and massive salary deal means Rudiger is unlikely to leave the Spanish giants before retirement.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he is disappointed to lose one of his key players but insists 'life will go on' without him next season.
He is also adamant that the club should not break its pay structure for one man.
 
Rudiger will play out the end of the season for Chelsea and was in training yesterday ahead of Wednesday night's match at Leeds.
 
Tuchel has no issues with playing Rudiger and insists the player's commitment is unwavering even though he is leaving.
 
Chelsea have three Premier League matches left and Rudiger will say his goodbyes in the last day of the season in front of the fans in a home match against relegated Watford.
Having joined from Roma in 2017, he has emerged as one of Prem's top defenders in the past two season.
 
That peaked with Champions League glory last year and imperious displays in this season's tournament.
 
But Tuchel recently confirmed that sanctions against Chelsea and outgoing owner Roman Abramovich limited his options over a Rudiger deal.