Chelsea news: Defender announces reason why he has made this summer move!

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Former Chelsea star Baba Rahman says he chose PAOK above other clubs because of the warm greeting and affection he received.

Rahman joined CHELSEA in 2015 from Augsburg for a fee of around £14million, and was a player that the Blues believed could have a bright future at Stamford Bridge.

He made 23 appearances across all competitions in his debut season, and did look impressive at times, but that would be the last time he ever played for the Blues, with a series of loan spells across Europe to follow.

The former Reading left-back returned to PAOK after an eight-year stint with English giants Chelsea, signing a three-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026.

And now he has revealed just why he decided to make the move to PAOK this summer window.


“First of all, I am feeling good to be back. It’s nice seeing some old faces, some players I have played with. It’s been nice being here,” he told the club.

“I think PAOK has always been in contact with me the last few years. I think it is the right move for me. You have to go where you feel desired and wanted.

‘Although I had different offers, I felt PAOK was like a family to me. I spoke with the coach and he expressed his desire to have me here. I feel appreciated,”


Baba Rahman should have departed Chelsea many seasons ago – to be at the club for eight years and play just 23 times is crazy – his career has just seemingly passed him by.

This is a good move for the man to make as he should now be settled in one place rather than getting sent all over the place – PAOK will give him the football that he desires.

Some CHELSEA fans will be shocked that he was still at the club – but he will not be any loss to the squad as he has never been part of the set-up at Stamford Bridge.


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