Chelsea defender Ola Aina has joined Torino on loan, with an option to buy.
That’s according to Diego Fornero, an Italian journalist who covers the Turin based team.
Aina spent last season on loan at Hull, where he made a lot of appearances, but playing in a very weak team that eventually was relegated from the Championship.
— Diego Fornero (@diegofornero) August 14, 2018
But his performances at full back obviously caught the attentions of bigger teams, including the historic Italian side. They sold us Davide Zappacosta a year ago, and clearly are still keen to strengthen that position.
The loan deal has an option to buy included according to most sources, but it should also be noted that the Nigeria international has signed a new Chelsea deal, according to Goal.com.
So it appears the club are still counting on his development, and we’re likely to see him back at Chelsea next summer, hopefully after a successful spell in the Italian top flight.