Bundesliga side Augsburg have confirmed that left-back BabaRahman has joined Chelsea.
Augsburg confirmed the deal just moments after Chelsea were beaten 3-0 byManchester City.
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British and German media reported that the English champions paid 20 million pounds for Baba.
The 21-year-old Ghana international was a member of his country’s African Nations Cup squad who were runners-up to Ivory Coast this year.
“I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can’t wait to train with my new team-mates and very much looking forward to working with them and Mr (Jose) Mourinho,” he said in a Chelsea statement.
He had joined Augsburg last year after two seasons at Greuther Fuerth and helped them to a fifth place finish and a spot in this season’s Europa League.
“Abdul Rahman Baba made a big leap in the past year for us,” Augsburg CEO Stefan Reuter said in a statement.
“It is not only a recognition for his work but also ours when a top international club like Chelsea want to sign him.”