Two regular members of the ‘loan army’ temporarily depart Chelsea once again
Kenedy’s expected move to Getafe has now been made official.
With just hours remaining before the European transfer window shuts, two more Chelsea players have departed the club today – this time being Baba Rahman and Kenedy.
First to leave is Rahman, who has joined the newly-promoted La Liga side RCD Mallorca on loan for the rest of the season. The Ghanian left-back – who enjoyed a successful six-month loan spell at French side Reims last season – is once again departing Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis as the 25-year-old appeared to not be in the plans for Head Coach Frank Lampard this season. Before heading to Spain, Rahman extended his deal at the Blues until 2022.
Rahman signed for Chelsea from Bundesliga side Augsburg back in 2015 for £14m, making 23 appearances for the club.
As for Kenedy, the winger is also currently in Spain, having a medical ahead of a season-long move to Getafe.
The 23-year-old was given a chance by Lampard to impress in pre-season and he did score in the 4-3 win over Reading. Despite this, however, it seems it wasn’t enough to impress and has been told to once again look for regular first-team football away from the club, having spent the last eighteen months on loan at fellow Premier League side Newcastle United.
The Brazilian, who has made 27 appearances and scored three goals for the Blues since joining in a £6.3m transfer from Fluminense, was also linked with Italian club Sassuolo. But those links seem to be dead in the water now, with Getafe now expected to his temporary home for the next twelve months.
With Rahman already gone and the expected departure of Kenedy to be officially confirmed later today, they become the fourth and fifth players to leave the club over the last couple of weeks, after Davide Zappacosta, Juan Castillo and Tiémoué Bakayoko all left for loan moves to AS Roma, Ajax and AS Monaco respectively.
Another two players who simply need to be sold now, they’ll never be good enough for the club, simple as that.