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How much will Antonio Rüdiger earn at Real Madrid and what was his salary at Chelsea?

The German international spent five successful years at Chelsea and is eyeing up more silverware in LaLiga after moving to the Spanish capital.

Antonio Rudiger

Real Madrid have announced the signing of Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed after Chelsea’s win over West Ham in April that Rudiger would be on the move when his contract expired at the end of the season after rejecting a new deal.

Chelsea were unable at the time to increase an offer they made to Rudiger due to the sanctions imposed on the club’s owner Roman Abramovich by the United Kingdom government in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Madrid emerged as favourites to sign the in-demand Germany centre-back, who was also linked with the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

20 June presentation

Los Blancos on Thursday confirmed the 29-year-old defender has agreed terms on a four-year contract.

“On Monday, June 20, at 12:00 at Real Madrid City, the presentation ceremony for Antonio Rudiger as a new Real Madrid player will take place,” Madrid added on their official website.

Rudiger joined Chelsea from Roma in July 2017 and established himself as a key man at the heart of the London club’s defence.

He played a big part in their Champions League triumph in the 2020-21 season before lifting the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup last year.

Rudiger was also an FA Cup winner in 2018 and Chelsea were crowned Europa League winners during his time at the club three years ago.

He joins a Madrid team who won LaLiga and Champions League titles in the season just ended.

Rudiger salary

Real Madrid have not published details of player’s salary, but according to Spanish newspapers, the German international will receive approximately 9 million euros net per season (US$9.6 million), with a signing bonus of 8 million euros (US$8.5 million) and another 15 million euros (US$16 million) in commissions.

Rüdiger exploded in Italy during his time at AS Roma in Serie A between 2015 and 2017, before the Italian sold him to the Blues in exchange for 35 million euro.

Upon penning his 5 year deal with the London based club in 2017, Rudiger’s reported wages were an annual average salary of 6.1 million euro per season.