Tuesday 24 January 2017

Done Deal: Chelsea defender completes move to Schalke

Published 02/08/2016 | 12:58

Baba Rahman is back in the Bundesliga with Schalke
Baba Rahman is back in the Bundesliga with Schalke

Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has completed his switch to German side Schalke on a season-long loan.

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The 22-year-old Ghanaian is heading back to the Bundesliga having signed for Chelsea from Augsburg a year ago.

Last season Rahman made 23 appearances for the Blues but remained second-choice left-back behind Cesar Azpilicueta.

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has allowed Rahman to link up with his former Augsberg manager Markus Weinzierl, who took charge of Schalke earlier this summer.

Weinzierl is looking forward to working alongside Rahman again, telling Schalke's official website: "Abdul is an attack-minded left full-back and I am absolutely convinced about his qualities.

"Also in terms of his attitude, he is a really great guy for our team."

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