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German club on the look out to sign young Chelsea star

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Bundesliga club FC Schalke are in talks to bring young defender Baba Rahman from Stamford Bridge.

The 23-year-old is currently on loan with Schalke 04 with the German outlet wishing to make his stay permanent.

Rahman made his mark in his very first season under then manager Jose Mourinho, after making 23 appearances in his very first season following a move from FC Augsburg for reportedly £22 million.

The Ghana International was sent on loan by Antonio Conte who was appointed as the manager in 2016.

Abdul Baba Rahman
Abdul Baba Rahman

Chelsea currently has only Marcos Alonso to call upon as a specialist left-back. Antonio Conte has been on the lookout to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus throughout the summer and has followed up on his interest in January too. However, no deal has been done.

Baba Rahman days at Chelsea were numbered ever since Conte’s arrival. Now it appears as if a deal can finally be struck that satisfies all the three parties involved.

Schalke confirms talks with Chelsea

FC Schalke’s sporting executive Christian Heidel stated that a deal might be soon finalized between the two clubs regarding the sale of the Ghanian. He said:

We’re in talks with Chelsea regarding Baba Rahman, There are still one or two things to clear up on their end. ‘We could agree on a deal with the player himself relatively quickly.’

Conte recently stated that Rahman has not completely recovered from the long-term knee injury and is not in his plans. The Italian also mentioned that Rahman is free to use the club’s medical facilities for a speedy recovery.

Author’s Take:

Move to the Bundesliga might be the right move for the youngster who will see himself on the bench at Stamford Bridge with Conte not preferring the youngster. Rahman has still several years left in his career to make a name for himself and Schalke can be a prospective first step towards that.

 

 

 

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