Reading are edging closer to completing a deal to sign Chelsea defender Baba Rahman on a season-long loan deal, according to The Reading Chronicle.
Rahman has been with Chelsea since 2015, but has been restricted to just 23 appearances in total for their first-team, having previously been on the books with German side FC Augsburg.
The left-back spent part of last year’s campaign on loan with Greek side PAOK in search of regular minutes, where he went on to make 17 appearances for them in the 2020/21 campaign.
Reading are in desperate need of adding a left-back to their squad this summer, with Tom McIntyre recently being ruled out of action through injury.
The Scottish youth international had been filling in at left-back for Veljko Paunovic’s side this season, with Omar Richards departing the club in favour of a move to German giants Bayern Munich.
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The Reading Chronicle claim that Rahman is set to undergo a medical with Reading over a temporary move to the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Plenty of Reading supporters were quick to take to social media to react to the club’s progress in finalising a deal to sign Rahman for the 2021/22 season.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
— Pedro‼️ (@PictonPedro) August 26, 2021
Wow, what a signing 🔥🔥
— Ben (@bjturrner) August 26, 2021
Would be nuts oh my
— Lukey (@LukeB_RFC) August 26, 2021
— Joe Pinfold (@JoePinfold) August 26, 2021
— ᴀ (@Arch33s) August 26, 2021
It's all kicking off now right at the end. Getting summer 2019 vibes 😍 https://t.co/nCBWdD06ae
— AidenRFC🏴 (@AidenRFC_) August 26, 2021
— alisterrfc (@alisterrfc1) August 26, 2021
The Reading Way – Updated for the modern era.
Linked with noone nearly all summer then sign someone right at the end with actual pedigree. https://t.co/vn8ZtPZ9LF
— The Biscuit Analytic (@BiscuitAnalytic) August 26, 2021
😍 so much better than Max Lowe https://t.co/Ap9Vf8rLzx
— Nick Houlton (@Houlton11) August 26, 2021
WHAT NO WAY HAHAHAHAAHAHA https://t.co/sUSjo4S00p
— Micah (@1871M1C4H) August 26, 2021