Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger has always been a fighter, and that holds true even at the current crossroads of his career, where opportunities at Stamford Bridge this season have been few and far between – with Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma firmly established as first choice. central rear coupling.
But while Rüdiger is not running away from the challenge and has worked his way up to primary backup from fifth pick in the summer, if any other team were to come in for him in January, he would probably consider their offers, especially if those teams were of the caliber of PSG or Barcelona.
The first connection comes from France, where Le Parisien (via Sport Witness) says PSG manager Thomas Tuchel still prefers a move for the defender after a brief chat just before the season. The second link comes from England, where Athletic say Barcelona retain Newcastle’s Rüdiger and Fabian Schär as “alternatives” to signing Manchester City’s Eric Garcia, just as was reported earlier this month.
Whether Rüdiger will be online for more minutes in both teams is debatable, but first we’ll have to wait and see if any of these rumors actually turn into something real.