Chelsea loanee Baba Rahman has admitted he wants to move to a top league if he can’t break into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.

Rahman, who’s been on Chelsea’s books since 2015, has been a forgotten man around the club.

He’s played just 23 first-team games for the Blues and been very unlucky with injuries over the years. However, it’s been great to see him thrive out on loan in recent times.

The 28-year-old defender impressed in the Championship last season with Reading, who he rejoined in the summer on another season-long loan.

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Baba Rahman’s future

Rahman, whose current contract with Chelsea expires in 2024, has suggested he’s eyeing a transfer to a top league if he doesn’t get a new deal under Graham Potter.

“I’ve got one year more with Chelsea. My dream is, if not getting back to Chelsea, to move to a top league,” Rahman said.

It’s been a real positive for the left-back to be playing regular football for Reading, who do sit just two points outside the play-off positions in the Championship.

If he hopes to attract the eyes of top-flight sides, this World Cup may be a huge opportunity.

He’s travelled to Qatar as part of the 26-man Ghana squad for the World Cup, so some standout performances on the biggest international stage would be huge for his reputation.

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In our view, there’s no way back for Rahman in a Chelsea shirt.

It’s brilliant to see him happy and playing again, though. In an ideal world he’ll move on at the end of this season.

Chelsea are well stacked in the left-back position with Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella fighting for the spot, albeit a back three system can allow both to play in the same XI.

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