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Baba Rahman returns to Schalke on loan until 2019

19:21 SAST 2018/01/26
Abdul Rahman Baba
The Ghanaian has completed an 18-month loan switch to the Bundesliga side after recovering from a knee injury

Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman has returned to German club Schalke 04 in an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea, Goal can confirm.

The 23-year-old, who recently recovered from a knee injury sustained in January 2017 while on national duty with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations, passed his medical at the Veltins-Arena on Friday.

Baba was linked with a loan move to Premier League sides Everton and Newcastle United as well as Turkish outfits Galatasaray and Fenerbahce but he opted to return to German after he was promised more playing time by Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco, according to reports.

The former Augsburg star initially joined Schalke in a loan deal during the 2016-17 season and made 21 appearances for the German side, scoring one goal and providing one assist.