Chelsea’s longest serving player leaves Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea’s longest serving player, Baba Rahman has left the club.

The Ghana international has joined Greek side, PAOK, bringing to an end his eight-year spell with the club.

Rahman was second on the list of the club’s longest serving players after Cesar Azpilicueta who left the club for Atletico Madrid last week.

The Ghanaian moved to Stamford Bridge in 2015 from Augsburg for a fee of around £ 14 million, and was viewed as one to watch for the future.

He only played 23 games across all competitions for the Blues in his first season but that would be the last time he ever played for them.

The left-back was sent out on loan at Schalke before heading to Reims, Mallorca, PAOK and finally, two seasons with Reading in the Championship.

The 29-year-old still has a year left on his contract but Chelsea have allowed him to return to PAOK on a free transfer.

“We wish Baba well as he begins the next chapter of his career,” a short statement on the club’s website read on Monday.

Prior to his exit, Rahman had technically been Chelsea’s longest-serving player, despite having not made an appearance for them in seven years.

It should be noted that the Ghana international only very recently inherited that title from former captain Cesar Azpilicueta who left Stamford Bridge after 11 years for Atletico Madrid just four days ago.

The mantle now passes to another unlikely and forgotten player: Ethan Ampadu.

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