Chelsea Star Wants Talks With Next Manchester United Manager Before Deciding Future

In recent weeks, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Juventus. The German’s Blues contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Due to the economic penalties imposed by the UK government on the club’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, Thomas Tuchel’s side is unable to renew Rudiger’s contract. 

Antonio Rudiger is considering a move to Manchester United, according to Christian Falk of Metro, but wants to negotiate with the club’s next manager before making a decision. 

According to reports, the front-runners for the managing role at Old Trafford are Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino. 

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If Manchester United is to turn around its problems, the club’s next manager will need to restructure the roster and make some bold purchases this summer. After becoming dissatisfied with the fluctuating performances of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, the Red Devils are likely to prioritize buying a world-class defender to pair with Raphael Varane. 

Since Thomas Tuchel took over at Chelsea in January 2021, Antonio Rudiger has evolved into one of the top defenders in the Premier League. Last season, he helped the Blues win the Champions League, and this season, he has been one of the bright spots at Stamford Bridge. In 42 appearances, the 29-year-old has also scored three goals. 

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Rudiger turned down a contract extension with Chelsea earlier this season due to the club’s unwillingness to meet his £200,000-per-week wage demands. Manchester United is one of the few clubs in the world capable of providing him with the compensation package he desires. 

Before considering a move to Old Trafford, the German is eager to see the direction in which the Red Devils are heading. As a result, he is eager to have talks with the club’s next manager.

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