Chelsea defender Baba Rahman is all set for a return to the Bundesliga with Schalke.
The former Augsburg full back has struggled to establish himself in England after a big money move last summer. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to loan the player out this season in order for him to get some regular first team action.
The 22 year old defender is not a part of the Italian’s plans and it is highly unlikely that he will have a future at Stamford Bridge.
According to latest reports from the German media, Chelsea have agreed a loan deal with Schalke and the move should be announced soon. The report also adds that Baba Rahman was due to arrive in Germany for his medical yesterday.
The Blues will receive a fee of around 500,000 Euros and Baba Rahman will sign a one year deal.
The young left back has impressed in the Bundesliga with Augsburg before and would be a very good addition to Schalke. Furthermore, being back in his comfort zone could give him some much needed confidence as well.
A loan move makes sense for all parties. Either he will return as a better player or there will be more suitors after a season of regular first team football.
It will be interesting to see if Chelsea sign a left back now. With Rahman set to depart, the Blues do not have a single specialist left back in their first team squad.