ANTONIO RUDIGER'S agent has claimed an unnamed Premier League club offered the centre-back double his wages at Real Madrid.
Saif Rubie, the intermediary for a number of players including the German clashed with Simon Jordan on talkSPORT.
The ex-Chelsea man left Stamford Bridge on a free transfer after failing to agree a new deal.
Rubie revealed: "Let me confirm this, live on air, the Real Madrid deal was the smallest deal on offer.
“There was a club in England offering almost double the amount and a club in Europe doubling the amount."
Manchester United had been linked with him.
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Reports emerged that Rudiger was going to receive £10million in signing on fee.
Rubie took exception to these claims saying: "He [Jordan] said that Rudiger was being very greedy because he was getting paid a £10m signing on fee.
"And his advisors were getting £10m to go wherever they were going.
"Let’s break it down. A £10m signing on fee is usually broken across the period of the contract, that’s four years, that’s £40,000-a-week.
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"Let’s say it is £10m to £15m, the transfer window has just finished.
"Antonio Rudiger has been one of the best, if not the best, defender in the world and Premier League.
"It made Carlo Ancelotti want to bring him to Real Madrid. What is the value of a top flight, top level centre half in the game?"
Rubie also admitted Chelsea's old owners didn't offer him a fair salary.
He said: "What if I told you Chelsea, and the old regime, basically made next to no effort to keep the player.
“At the time he was very happy to stay and potentially be the captain of the club. He was offered a contract that was half the amount Romelu Lukaku were earning."
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