Baba Rahman handed number 17 at Chelsea

Baba Rahman handed number 17 at Chelsea//Photograph: Edmund Okai Gyimah (Facebook)


By El Akyereko Frimpong

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Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman has been handed the jersey number 17 at Chelsea after completing a five-year move worth ?17 million from German side Augsburg on Sunday.

Baba became Chelsea?s third signing of the summer after passing medicals in Paris on Friday and inking a long-term deal to join Radamel Falcao and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Black Stars left-back gets to wear the jersey number previously used by Eden Hazard, Jose Bosingwa and Albert Ferrer, Scott Minto and Danny Granville. It was worn last season by Egyptian international Mohamed Salah.

Former Asante Kotoko defender has spoken of his delight to switch to the Stamford Bridge where his countryman Michael Essien earned international fame with his commanding midfield displays.

?I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can?t wait to train with my new team-mates and very much looking forward to working with them and Mr Mourinho. I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the fans as soon as possible,? he told Chelsea FC.

Augsburg have signed Ghanaian international defender Daniel Opare to replace Rahman at Augsburg.


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