Chelsea sign Baba Rahman from Augsburg

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Ghanaian intenational Baba Rahman, 21, has joined Chelsea from Augsburg for an undisclosed fee.

During a quiet summer thus far at Stamford Bridge, he is their third signing - the others being Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao.

The player said: “I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in the world.” Quoted on the BBC Sport’s website Chelsea’s manager, Jose Mourinho said “It is important because he is a left-back, so he can compete with Azpilicueta.”


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Former clubs

The 21-year-old had played in the Ghanaian league for Dreamz FC and Asante Kotoko before transferring to Greuther Furth of the Bundesliga in 2012.

He stayed for two seasons before moving onto Augsburg last year. He has been capped 11 times for the Ghana national team and was part of their Africa Cup of Nations squad who lost to the Ivory Coast in this year's final.

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There are four other Ghanians signed to Premier League clubs this season: Christian Atsu (Bournemouth), Andre Ayew (Swansea City), Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) and Jeff Schlupp (Leicester City).

Need for reinforcements

Chelsea’s defence looked distinctively average during their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City this weekend and bringing in new talent to provide competition, or at the very least options for rotation, looks necessary if the club are to mount a sustained and serious challenge to retain the Premier League title.

Baba Rahman will wear the number 17 shirt this season.

Chelsea play away at West Brom this Sunday, looking for their first win of the campaign.

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