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Baba Rahman eyes move to Spanish side Villarreal
Baba Rahman eyes move to Spanish side Villarreal

Baba Rahman eyes move to Spanish side Villarreal

Written by Gideon Sarpong
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Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has opened talks with Spanish sides Villarreal and Girona following reports that he cut short his loan deal with German side Schalke 04.


The 24-year-old spent more than a year out injured after tearing his cruciate ligament at the African Cup of Nations with Ghana; an injury which has had a sufficient impact on his 18-month loan spell at the Bundesliga club.

Rahman is looking for a six-month loan deal to revitalize his career and is currently fit to play despite only appearing for 327 minutes this season.

Chelsea are keen to recall him but they are currently well-stocked in the left back position, with both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri battling it out for a spot in Maurizio Sarri's defence.

According to reports in the UK, the former Augsburg left-back has opened discussions with Villarreal and Girona.

Villarreal are hoping to bolster their defensive ranks as they aim to steer away from the drop zone while Girona look to augment their squad in their push to pick a Europa League spot.

Rahman made 4 appearances in all competitions for Schalke 04 in the first round of the campaign.