Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has warned the club to sort out the future of Antonio Rudiger as the clock ticks down on the defender’s contract at Stamford Bridge.
Johnson believes Chelsea will miss Rudiger if they allow him to leave the club on a free transfer next summer.
Rudiger has been a regular first-team player under Thomas Tuchel and has started all seven of the Blues’ Premier League games so far this season.
His current contract with Chelsea will expire at the end of the season.
Asked about the prospect of Rudiger leaving Chelsea next year, Johnson told bettingodds, “It would be a loss.
“He’s clearly revamped his Chelsea career under Thomas Tuchel and when he’s playing the way he has been, then he’s a great asset to Chelsea, so if he was to go on a free contract, then he will be missed.
“To find great players in form is hard to come by as we know, but from a business perspective as well, you can’t let top players leave for free.
“If he’s their best defender or not, letting a player leave on a free never makes sense. Whilst he’s playing like this, they should lock him down, in my opinion.”
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