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Meet the Chelsea flop who says he regrets not moving to Arsenal, makes big claims

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Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has admitted that he regrets not making a move to Arsenal in a £14million deal some seasons back.

Rahman, with 15 appearances for the Blues has been on loan for the past seven seasons at a range of different clubs.

He has had spells at Schalke, Reims, Mallorca, PAOK and most recently Reading.

The left-back has played 44 times for his national team, Ghana, and has been included in their 2022 World Cup squad.

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“I didn’t have a visa to the UK”

Baba Rahman said: “I missed out on the trial because I didn’t have a visa to the UK,” he said on speaking to Nazaar Kinsella’s YouTube channel.

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He then explained how a potential dream move to Arsenal slipped through his fingers while still a teenager: “I got denied a visa. But, one way or another, I found myself in London.”

Rahman also discussed the serious knee injury he suffered while on loan in the Bundesliga.

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“I was flying at the time, (on loan) at Schalke,” added Rahman.

“It was a horrible feeling. I was 22 and now, boom, I’m 28! I still have these flashbacks, you know?

“My first (operation), the surgeon literally said to my agent that I should be happy if I get back to playing because of the complications in the knee.

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“When I arrived in Germany, I was just going up, up, up. Then, all of a sudden; down, down, down. It was difficult to get back, you have an injury that was meant to be, like, eight months and you end up doing years (out of the game).”

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Rahman has not featured in a Chelsea side since the 2015/16 season.

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