16 Sep 2021 15:52:10
Assuming Rudiger becomes available in January would it be correct to say that anyone signing him is likely to pay him a substantial signing on fee plus wages?
I am not clear whether this is the normal structure for a player out of contract or whether the offer would be purely very high wages.
If this were to happen is there any reason why Chelsea wouldn't offer him a signing on fee as well?
It's being reported that the club have offered him £140k per week but not a signing on fee.
If that is the case it would be surprising if he stayed.
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure why you are making such an assumption. If Rudiger tells the club he wishes to leave I am sure they will facilitate it. Any club buying him if his contract were to run down would indeed pay a signing on fee and all footballers have "wages". The club may have made what they consider to be the best deal for both parties and if it goes nowhere the club will not be held to ransom and will let the player leaves if that is what he wants.}

1.) 16 Sep 2021
16 Sep 2021 20:34:59
Thanks as always for the clarification Ed.

All seems pretty straightforward to me!

2.) 17 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021 06:46:19
Thanks Ed.

Me too Tom.

3.) 17 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021 10:30:10
? Ed002; you are a hero.

4.) 17 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021 11:13:46
Thanks Ed.