Abdul Rahman Baba is being currently wanted by Chelsea and La Liga giants, Real Madrid against next season. And the full back will be costing just 15.7 million pounds. The FC Augsburg defender is steadily becoming one of the most-sought after players across Europe, as Borussia Dortmund are also interested in signing the 20 year-old Ghanaian. The 11-capped Ghana international is aware of the interests of these clubs in him, and declared early last month,
“I focus only on FCA”
Obviously because of a contract with the Bundesliga side that doesn’t expire until 2019.
Chelsea however are offering 11 million pounds for his services. Baba isn’t new to links with big clubs. His performances at his home club, Asante Kotoko made him attract the likes of Arsenal F.C, Manchester United, and Serie A Parma back in 2012. But he ended up signing for Bundesliga side, SpVgg Greuther Fürth. The youngster, who Chelsea sees as a possible replacement for departing Filipe Luis, signed for FC Augsburg in 2014, and has gone ahead to establish himself as a key starter in just his debut season for the club. He has made 27 appearances thus far. Enough to attract Real Madrid who sees him as a replacement too, for Fabio Coentrao.
The Ghanaian under-23 team’s captain, who is also being monitored by Manchester City has seen his stock rise in the German league, placing 7th in the recent players index of the league. An average of 4.8 tackles per game, which is the most by a player currently, 2.9 interceptions, 3.5 clearances, 1.4 dribbles, and 0.5 shot blocks. Rahman is more than your average potential player. The Nations Cup silver medalist is believed by the Chelsea scouting team to make a great addition to the squad due to his versatility, as he can also function well as left back.