Schalke loan Ghana defender Baba from Chelsea

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Berlin, Aug 2 (IANS) Schalke have sealed the loan deal with Chelsea defender Abdul Rahman Baba, the German football club confirmed on Tuesday.

After passing the medical on Sunday, Schalke have completed the season-long loan deal with defender Baba, who is the fifth summer transfer for the upcoming Bundesliga season, reports Xinhua.

“Abdul is a strong offensive left-back,” Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl told the club’s official homepage.

“I am absolutely convinced of his qualities. His attitude will do the team good.”

The 22-year-old new arrival knows the Bundesliga as he already played from 2012 until 2014 for lower league side Greuther Fuerth before he joined Augsburg. He made overall 51 appearances in Germany’s top flight.

In August 2015, Baba moved to London side Chelsea where he made only 15 competitive outings.

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Baba received the jersey number 14 and will join his new teammates in the training camp in Mittersill, Austria soon.

Schalke visit Eintracht Frankfurt at the first round in Bundesliga on August 27.



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