With the addition of Rudiger, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is expected to face a fierce competition for left-back position.
According to source, the German international has reportedly asked Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, to sell Miguel Gutierrez in order to prevent a potential heated occurrence in the dressing room during the upcoming season.
Rudiger is expected to replace David Alaba as the left center back, who will take Ferland Mendy’s spot as the left-back, where Gutierrez was beginning to log some minutes last season. Several clubs are interested in the Castilla graduate, but Los Blancos want to keep him so that he may continue to grow.
As a left-back, where he has made a reputation for himself over the years, David Alaba is anticipated to be moved back to his natural position.
At the center of the defense, Rudiger will likely partner Eder Militao, but Ferland Mendy’s role might be in jeopardy as a result of Alaba’s shuffle.
Mendy will have to serve as Alaba’s second fiddle, seriously jeopardizing Gutierrez’s hopes.
Rudiger requested that Real Madrid’s president sell the 20-year-old, according to El Nacional via Sportskeeda, in order to prevent an ego conflict in the locker room.
It is understood that Rudiger believes Gutierrez’s departure will lessen the rivalry between him and Alaba, preventing a potential tense dressing room.