Ghana defender Baba Rahman has been included in Chelsea’s retained list for the upcoming 2023/24 season, the club confirmed on Friday.
The left-back’s contract with the Blues is set to expire in 2024.
The list of players retained for the 2023/24 season has been published, with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s departure from the club now confirmed.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 16, 2023
Rahman joined Chelsea in 2015 from German side Augsburg for an undisclosed fee, reported to be an initial £14 million, rising to a potential fee of almost £22 million, but has had limited opportunities with the club, featuring in just one season.
Instead, he has spent the past six seasons on loan at various clubs, including Schalke 04, Stade Reims, and Reading, where he has played for the past two seasons. It remains uncertain whether he will be sold or loaned out for the upcoming season.
The 28-year-old recently suffered an injury, and he is currently focused on his recovery. As a result, he was not called up to represent Ghana in their match against Madagascar in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Rahman’s future at Chelsea remains uncertain, but his inclusion in the club’s retained list suggests that he may still have a role to play. As he continues to work on his recovery, the defender will be eager to regain his fitness and prove himself to new Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino during pre-season