- Ola Aina on the verge of joining Torino on season-long loan.
- Reports in Italy claim there is an option to buy in the deal.
- READ MORE: Another Chelsea player is also off to Serie A
Chelsea right-back Ola Aina is reportedly on the verge of signing for Torino on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The Premier League transfer market is shut, but clubs can still sell players abroad to teams which remain active in the transfer market.
The Serie A window is still open, and Chelsea look to be taking advantage of that in order to shift some of the peripheral players in Maurizio Sarri’s squad.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has agreed to sign for AC Milan on loan, and he’ll be being followed to Italy by Chelsea teammate Aina, according to Sky Sport reporter Angelo Mangiante.
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) August 12, 2018
Aina is set to join Torino, which will be a great opportunity for him to gain first-team experience in one of Europe’s top five leagues.
The option to buy suggests that Chelsea have given up hope of integrating the Englishman into the first-team setup.
He’s only 21-years-old, let’s see how he does in Italy.