Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur were offered Antonio Rudiger in the 2020 summer transfer market.
However, it has now become clear that his current team were looking to offload him not so long ago, with Spurs given the opportunity to make a move for Rudiger.
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Indeed, while speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, Romano explained that ‘one of the best centre backs in Europe’ could have been shifted across London back in October 2020.
He said (14:50):“I still remember, it was one year ago, October when the market in 2020 closed. In the first week of October.
“And I still remember Chelsea were offering Rudiger around to AC Milan, to Tottenham, to talk to them.
“And look how a manager like Thomas Tuchel can change the status of a player. Now he’s one of the best centre backs in Europe.”
TIF thoughts on Antonio Rudiger and Tottenham…
As reported recently by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Tottenham supposedly have a very real interest in the German centre-back.
Still, with Chelsea pushing for the Premier League title, it’s hard to see him joining a club lower down in the same division – perhaps Spurs’ only chance to sign him has been and come.