‘He can do everything’: Ashley Cole wowed by player Spurs have reportedly made a great offer for
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'He can do everything': Ashley Cole wowed by player Spurs have reportedly made a great offer for

Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Antonio Rudiger is a player who “can do everything”, according to Ashley Cole.

Spurs have been linked with the Chelsea defender in recent days as speculation continues to mount on his future.

Rudiger’s contract runs out at the end of the season and he’s yet to pen a new deal.

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Speaking on The Football Terrace, transfer insider Dean Jones claimed Tottenham have been in touch in hope of persuading him to join in summer.

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“Tottenham are in for him as well,” said Jones. “I don’t think they’ll get him, but they have made a very good offer.”

Jones also claimed Rudiger is open to staying in the Premier League and could be open to joining Chelsea’s rivals.

The 28-year-old put in a man-of-the-match display against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

Rudiger scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win on the night and 3-0 victory on aggregate.

“He needs to stay”

Speaking after the game, Cole and Jamie Redknapp stressed how important it is for the Blues to tie him down to a new deal.

“You have to sign him up,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“If you were to let him go in the summer you’ll need to spend £50million to replace him and then have to give that player big wages.

“Chelsea are better off signing him and telling him how much of a massive part of the football club he is.”

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Cole agreed with Redknapp, saying: “To keep players like Rudiger with that character is a must. You can’t lose top, top players like him from your dressing room.

“He can do everything. He can start attacks and is very brave and shows personality on the ball. It’s hard to beat him one-on-one.

“He’s becoming a leader and although he’s temperamental at times the fans love him. That’s what makes him who he is.

“We’re not privy to conversations between the agent and Chelsea. We don’t know how far along the negotiations have gone.

“But from looking in from the outside, his performances means he needs to stay a Chelsea player.”

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