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Rahman´s Chelsea move confirmed

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 16 Aug 2015

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Ghana international left-back Baba Rahman has signed for Chelsea after the Premier League champions agreed an undisclosed fee with Augsburg.

Reports earlier this week suggested a deal had been settled on for Rahman’s transfer and the Bundesliga side announced his exit on Sunday.

Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter said: “Baba Rahman has developed with us tremendously and made a great leap.

“It’s not just an award for his achievements, but also for our work, if an international giant like Chelsea are interested in signing him.

“We wish him well in England.”

Chelsea subsequently confirmed the addition of the 21-year-old, who can also play in midfield or on the wing, to Jose Mourinho’s squad.

“‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Rahman told his new club’s official website.

“I can’t wait to train with my new team-mates and am very much looking forward to working with them and Mr Mourinho.”

Rahman moved to Augsburg from Greuther Furth at the start of 2014-15, and became a regular choice in the side, making 31 Bundesliga appearances.

He comes in as a replacement for Filipe Luis, who Chelsea sold back to Atletico Madrid earlier in the transfer window, and to provide competition at left-back to Cesar Azpilicueta.

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