Finally, the Ghanaian, Dreams FC player Baba Rahman, have confirmed that Chelsea’s deal for Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman had been completed. With there being an obsession with transfer news in this day and age, which almost seems to overshadow the actual football, obviously there was endless speculation regarding where the player will end up. Roma had previously been reported as a potential destination for the 21 years old Ghanaian.
Rahman started out his career at Dreams FC, where his manager was the owner of the club, before moving to one of Ghana’s most famous football clubs, Asante Kotoko. He obviously showed a lot of promise in his single season at Kotoko, because German second division side Greuther Furth were convinced enough to pay £105,000 at the end of a 20-game loan stint from Kotoko.
At the end of the initial loan stint, Rahman participated in the 2013 U20 World Cup, although tactical circumstances meant he couldn’t fully show off his talents. During the tournament, he was positioned behind Frank Acheampong. The left winger caused havoc playing as a classic wide man, taking on people close to the touchline and creating chances for his team mates. However, this meant Rahman often didn’t get the space to overlap and thus be the star of the show.
After the U20 World Cup, Rahman embarked on his second season for the club, missing out on promotion to the German Bundesliga with a play-off defeat against Hamburger SV.