Baba Rahman is set to join English giants Chelsea
Ghana defender Baba Rahman will become one of Ghana?s highest earning footballers with the right-back earning nearly ?76,000 per week as he completes his move to English giants Chelsea.
The former Asante Kotoko defender will join the ranks of Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah as the highest earning Ghanaian players when he completes the deal to join Chelsea by Wednesday.
The soft-spoken player?s yearly wages would amount to ?5.45 million per year or ?109,000 per week.
The conversion rate means he will earn nearly ?76,000 weekly excluding other bonuses and perks.
If the figure is before his tax deductions then the per year contract amounts will drop to ?60,000 per week ? or ?42,000.
Whether it is a net figure or not, it still is a lot of money for a 21-year-old player coming from a small Bundesliga team Augsburg.
It will zoom him straight into the ranks of Asamoah Gyan who earns $350,000 in China, Andre Ayew who takes home about ?80,000 per week at Swansea while Kwadwo Asamoah takes home about ?70,000 per week at Juventus.
But given the urgency of Rahman?s transfer, one could argue that this is the way the market plays out.
Had Chelsea kept Filipe Luis around for a week or two to give themselves more leverage in the talks ? and an alternative if the deal fell through ? we could have had Baba Rahman for cheaper.