The 27-year-old Black Star explains how the Royal manager was instrumental in luring him to Madeyski Stadium.
Ghana’s Abdul Rahman Baba has revealed why he chose to play for Reading on loan from Chelsea.
The 27-year-old left-back will play for the Royals at Madeyski Stadium throughout the 2021-2022 campaign after Chelsea renewed his contract but decided to loan him out for his fifth loan away from Stamford Bridge”.
Baba, who will play alongside Ghanaian compatriot and international counterpart Andy Yadom in Reading, explained how Royal manager Veljko Paunovic played a big role in his participation in the championship.
“I am very happy to be here at last,” Baba said. club official website during his first interview. “It was a little back and forth, but I’m glad to be here now
“My agent mentioned an interest in me; I have known Reading for many years and it is a big club with a long history. So I was delighted.
“This league is really competitive. When I spoke with the manager about the upcoming project, I was very interested. This is the main reason I am here.
“When he mentioned the project and the goals of the club, I was very happy. I was immediately interested in this.
“As I see on TV, this is a physical league! I really hope this starts very quickly. And I would like this club to get promoted in order to try to achieve what belongs to it. “
In a recent interview, Paunovich explained why he signed with Baba. statingIt is no secret that recruiting an experienced left-back was a priority for us this summer, so I am delighted that we were able to close this deal to bring Baba to Reading.
“He is a fast, strong, physical footballer who has a lot to offer the club and the players around him. Baba really wanted to be a part of our project and put himself to the test in this challenging division, and I am delighted to see him play for us. “
Baba was supposed to make his debut for the Royals on Saturday, but he went missing as they were defeated 4-0 to Huddersfield Town at John Smith Stadium.