12 Jun Chelsea transfer information: Ola Aina finishes $10m Torino move
The 22-year old guardian impressed during his season-long loan spell in the Serie A club 2018-19 and will today sign him permanently
Ola Aina would be to leave Chelsea for Torino on a permanent deal after impressing during a season-long loan in the Serie A club final semester, the Blues have verified.
The 22-year old defender created 30 league looks as Torino finished seventh, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over Udinese in February.
An FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League winner throughout his period in the Chelsea academy, Aina made only three Premier League appearances for the London side, all which arrived from his second season as a senior practitioner since Antonio Conte directed them into the Premier League title.
He had been loaned out to Hull City through Conte’s second year in the club and has been a regular starter for the Tigers, making 44 looks. It was through that spell he was known up to make his first full cap for Nigeria.
Thank you @Aina2Ola , also great luck for your future!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 11, 2019
Torino have elected to maintain their choice to sign Aina towards the end of his loan spell, as president Urbano Cairo confirmed lately, also will cover a reported $10 million (#9m/$11m) to property the right-back, who’s planning to represent Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations that summer.
An announcement on Chelsea’s official site affirmed Aina is set to depart the club he joined at the time of 11.
“Everybody at Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Ola because of his services and we wish him the very best of luck for another stage in his profession,” it read.
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Aina’s death means Cesar Azpilicueta and David Zappacosta would be the sole right-backs from the Chelsea squad. As the club have been prohibited from signing players at the subsequent two transfer windows, 19-year old Reece James is expected to compete for a starting spot after an impressive period on loan in Wigan.
Meanwhile, the other young players coming from loan spells, for example Tammy Abraham, Kurt Zouma and Mason Mount, may play a part in the Stamford Bridge side’s effort.
Chelsea will see one new face arrive this summer in Christian Pulisic, that signed in January but ended the year on loan in Borussia Dortmund.