TORINO SIGN OLA AINA ON A SEASON-LONG LOAN DEAL
Ola Aina has joined Italian Serie A side Torino on loan till the end of the season with option to buy from Chelsea.
The Nigeria international full-back first signed a contract extension with Chelsea to June 2021, which suggests the Premier League side has a counter-option to bring him back at the end of the season.
“I can learn so much in Italy, especially in terms of tactics. Torino had been tracking me for some time and I hope to do well here,” the 21-year-old said on the official club website.
“I know this is a club that believes in young players and that is very important. I know I can learn so much in Italy, above all in terms of positioning, tactics and organisation, as those are fundamental here.
“I really want to experience this new adventure to the full. Thank you to Toro for having chosen me: now it’s up to me and I can’t wait to get started.”
President Urbano Cairo hailed new signing Aina during his presentation to the supporters.
“We were seeking a prospect like Ola Aina, a wing-back who is physically strong, quick and has stamina, able to work on either flank.
“Aina is an ambitious young player who Torino can further improve. In name of the club, I am happy to welcome him to the Granata.”