Will FC Bayern Munich strengthen itself next summer with a player who is available for a free transfer?
We're talking about Chelsea star Antonio Rüdiger.
Munich - There are two clubs in Europe that have perfected this game: Free transfer stars sign *.
Juventus has been able to attract seasoned professionals to Turin for years without having to pay a penny transfer fee.
Well-known examples are Aaron Ramsey, Emre Can, Sami Khedira, Dani Alves and Adrien Rabiot.
This summer, a second club used the same strategy to strengthen themselves: Paris Saint-Germain.
At the top of the list is of course superstar Lionel Messi.
But also the free transfers of Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum were real hits.
One misconception, however, has to be dispelled: Of course, transfers of this kind are also expensive, after all, a huge amount of cash can flow in for a signature with a new club.
Transfer-free bills of exchange are only a bargain at first glance - even though they are attractive compared to deals with transfer fees.
FC Bayern Munich: Free transfer of Antonio Rüdiger in the summer?
At FC Bayern München *, they are always looking for a solution that delivers performance on the pitch and is easy on the wallet at the same time. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic * emphasizes again and again that you have to get “creative” on the transfer market in order to be able to keep up with the newly rich competition from Europe. Free transfers are definitely a means - and that's exactly why Antonio Rüdiger is an interesting player.
The Champions League winner from Chelsea * has been strengthened under Thomas Tuchel and delivers great performances in defense of the Blues.
His contract expires next summer, so he would be available.
And why shouldn't FC Bayern be interested in a successful German national player who could be had for free - apart from any bonuses and later salaries?
Premier League legend Rio Ferdinand recently said of him: “He has probably been the best center-back since Tuchel took over.
It's tight for me
between him and Dias
(Manchester City defender, editor's note)
But the effect that Rüdiger had on his team is huge. "
Born: March 3, 1993 (age 28), Berlin
Market value: 28 million euros
Contract until: June 30, 2022
Antonio Rüdiger before moving to Bayern Munich?
Julian Nagelsmann comments
Julian Nagelsmann was asked about the rumors about Rüdiger at the match day press conference before the Fürth game.
His opinion: "He has made a great development." The defender had matured from the "siding" to "one of the decisive players" at Chelsea.
The new Bayern coach raved about Rüdiger's "aggressiveness".
So what are you waiting for?
Have you already been contacted, as many a medium had reported in the recent past?
Nagelsmann said that he had not yet spoken to Salihamidzic.
And added with a laugh: “And if I would, I wouldn't reveal it.” In addition, he would first have to “see whether there is still money in his wallet”.
Antonio Rüdiger: "Personally, I haven't spoken to any other club than Chelsea"
Rüdiger * himself now also took a stand.
In addition to Bayern, Real Madrid and PSG should also be interested.
The Chelsea star told
: “Personally, I haven't spoken to any other club than Chelsea.” His advisor and half-brother Sahr Senesie, once active at Borussia Dortmund himself, was reportedly already in contact with the Munich team.
At the same time, when asked about his contractual situation, Rüdiger made it clear: "For me this will now be the most important decision in my professional career." He therefore did not want to "rush anything".
The DFB defender is currently in a perfect starting position.
Surely Tuchel should also be interested in keeping his defensive man.
Rüdiger says of his trainer: “It's unbelievable how many players he has brought to the next level here.” Julian Nagelsmann enjoys a similar reputation in the industry.
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