Chelsea is topping the battle to sign defender from Augsburg, but the team won’t let go of him for no less the €20m.
According to Augsburg president Klaus Hofmann, Rahman is one of the best players in the world. “We are a very vigorous club,” Hofmann said. “Baba is one of the main gifts in the world. No one should call us and offer €20m,” Hofmann said of the 21 year-old.
Premier league teams like Manchester City and Arsenal had an interest in Rahman, but ESPN FC has been told that Chelsea is in better position to land the left-back, who also played for Greuther Furth.
Ghanaian Rahman was one of the best for Augsburg as they ended fifth in the Bundesliga last season.
Two million euros echoes like a heavy amount, but it turns to less than £30k a week. They’re speaking the exact amount, however, so let’s double that number to justify taxes, which is approximately £55-60k per week for the 21-year-old. It’s not the cheapest, but clearly we can afford it and by all accounts, Baba is pretty good at his job and should only improve.
Earlier this week, Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter told Augsburg: “Nothing is new. We are not in contact. There have been no tangible deals for him. It does not concern us at the moment. We are totally relaxed.
“We still want the player at Augsburg, but if exciting sums are offered we will think about it. That’s usual but it does not automatically mean we will sell him.”
Mourinho club has a meeting scheduled with Augsburg to complete the deal for Baba and Chelsea already reached an agreement with the player on a 5 year deal worth €2 million net a season.
Nevertheless, ESPN FC was told that Augsburg have submitted to losing Rahman as they admit they cannot contest with what is on offer from Europe’s top clubs, and the player has an inclination for the Premier League.