Serie A giant to complete €10m deal for Super Eagles star

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Ola Aina is to leave Chelsea for Torino on a permanent deal after impressing during a season-long loan at the Serie A club last term, the Blues have confirmed.

The 22-year-old enjoyed an impressive spell in Italy during the 2018-19 season, making 30 Serie A appearances, starting 22 of those games whilst also providing three assists as the club narrowly missed out on European qualification.

Torino president Urbano Cairo announced that they had exercised their option to buy Aina with the current deal set to expire at the end of June.

At Torino, Aina was equally as important and he played 30 of the Turin-based outfit's 38 Serie A matches a year ago.

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It is thought Chelsea had been keen to try to convince Aina to reject Torino's advances this summer, given their lack of depth at right back.

He previously spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Championship outfit Hull City, where he made 44 league appearances.

Aina, who featured on a regular basis at Torino over the course of the recently concluded season, helped the Turin-based club to a finish of seventh, just shy of a Europa League spot.

Chelsea originally had been reluctant to lose the promising Nigeria worldwide and monitored him closely last season with plans to promote him to the first team.



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