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Sports News Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Baba Rahman ready to take huge pay cut to leave Chelsea

Ghana international and Chelsea defender Baba Rahman is ready and willing to take a huge pay cut in order to permanently leave the English club in search of regular football.

The Ghanaian defender is said to have grown increasingly frustrated at the lack of opportunities and has decided that he future lies elsewhere.

Baba who has two years on his Chelsea contract has been offered a chance to sigh a new deal with the London club, but with no guarantees that he would have a look-in under new manager Frank Lampard, the young defender has turned down the overtures and is eager to leave the club before the European transfer window closes on September 2.

Any deal which takes Baba away from Chelsea will likely be less rewarding financially considering his fairly hefty wages at the London club. But Baba is willing to sacrifice the financial rewards in order to put his career back on track.

The former Augsburg man joined the Blues in 2015 for a deal worth 24 million pounds in total but has only played 24 times for the club.

Loan deals to Schalke twice and Reims in France have come in between a bad knee injury he suffered whiles playing for the Africa Cup of Nations for his country Ghana.

Now fully recovered and fresh from participating in the Africa Cup of Nations Rahman and his team have refused to bend in on Chelsea’s request to have the player sign another long term contract before going out on loan again this summer.

French side St Etienne and Olympic Marseille have made contact with the player but were put off by Chelsea’s valuation because the 24-year old still has two years left on his contract.

Chelsea have been holding on to the prospects of sending Baba on loan to Burnley this summer but the lack of guarantee of playing time put the deal on the ice with the player hoping to secure a club that will assure him at least 25 games for the season.

With the transfer window not closing till early September Rahman still trains with the loan team in Cobham but is very certain that his time as a Chelsea player is coming to an end soon.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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