Fans told Chelsea to sign ‘like-for-like’ Rudiger replacement after announcement made

Dan Plumley expects Chelsea to sign a “like-for-like replacement” for Antonio Rudiger after £100million worth of new shares were allotted

Rudiger was a massive part of that Chelsea side and a player that Thomas Tuchel did not want to lose this transfer window – but after failing to agree a new contract with the defender – he has now moved to Spanish football and Real Madrid

There has been some big names mentioned and fans are expecting Tuchel to be given the funds to land a few players that will make an immediate impact on the side – and they have been sent a very exciting message

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Plumber suggested the club do not need to worry about Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations this summer – as A Companies House update on this month revealed Chelsea’s new owners have allotted £100m worth of new shares.

“There is a lot going on at Chelsea,” he told Football Insider.

“They have never been a club who have breached Uefa’s FFP. Those rules are changing of course which is another factor.

“Chelsea have made losses in two of the last three years but there has never been a suggestion that they are under the spotlight of Uefa. There will be spending in the summer.

“The new owners have issued £100million worth of shares but we don’t know what that is for. My gut feeling is that there will be money to spend.

“Rudiger is off the wage bill which frees up some room. He is a big loss so you would expect a like-for-like replacement.

“The [Romelu] Lukaku situation will dictate that as well. If they cut their losses on that it frees up a lot of room financially. That will dictate it as much as anything.

“You presume there will be investment given the change of ownership. It is a clean slate. It is difficult to put a figure on it but I’m sure we’ll see movement.”

IcFootballnews View…

Rudiger will be a massive loss to the side for next season – but fans will surely expect a big name now that there will be an extra £100M to spend

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