Abdul Rahman Baba (r.) played under new Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl (l.) at Augsburg in 2014/15. - © gettyimages / pmk
Abdul Rahman Baba (r.) played under new Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl (l.) at Augsburg in 2014/15. - © gettyimages / pmk
Bundesliga

Schalke sign Chelsea's Baba on loan

FC Schalke 04 have signed Chelsea FC's Ghana international defender Abdul Rahman Baba on a season-long loan deal.

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The 22-year-old, who made just 11 English Premier League starts for his parent club last term, has already joined up with his new teammates at their eight-day pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria.

"Abdul is an attacking left-back, of whose qualities I'm completely convinced," said new Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl. "With his attitude, he's perfect for us."

Baba will be a familiar face to Bundesliga fans, having made a name for himself during SpVgg Greuther Fürth's one-season stay in Germany's top flight in 2012/13. He moved to FC Augsburg in summer 2014, playing under Weinzierl, before joining Chelsea 12 months later.