Sunday has not been a great day for Chelsea, what with the team’s 3-0 defeat at title rivals Manchester City leaving them 16th in the early-season Premier League table.
However, there was some good news announced shortly after the final whistle had blown at the Etihad Stadium.
The club’s official Twitter account confirmed at 6.42pm that Ghana left-back Abdul Baba Rahman had signed from FC Augsburg.
We are delighted to announce we have reached an agreement with FC Augsburg for the transfer of Abdul Baba Rahman… http://t.co/Bq1ntlVfOK
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 16, 2015
Rahman, who was named in his country’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, is an attack-minded left-back, who can also play on the wing or in midfield.
In 31 Bundesliga appearances, he provided four assists last season, according to Whoscored.com.
The 21-year-old is seen by many as a direct replacement for Filipe Luis, who left Chelsea to rejoin Atletico Madrid this summer.
Luis was Chelsea’s second choice at left-back, behind Cesar Azpilicueta, who started 29 Premier League games during the 2014-15 campaign.
Rahman gave an interview to Chelsea’s official club website this evening. He seemed very excited.
He said: “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 Mourinho.
“I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the fans as soon as possible.”
Rahman is Chelsea’s sixth summer signing – after Joseph Colley, Nathan, Asmir Begovic, Danilo Pantic and Radamel Falcao.
However, of those sixth players, only Rahman, Begovic and Falcao are expected to make an impact on the first-team scene at Stamford Bridge this year.
Nathan and Pantic have been loaned out to Vitesse, while Colley – who was picked up from IF Brommapojkarna according to the Chelsea website – is only 16 years old.