Ola Aina joins Torino on permanent deal from Chelsea

€10million full-back becomes second player to exit Chelsea after Eden Hazard

€10million full-back becomes second player to exit Chelsea after Eden Hazard

Super Eagles and Chelsea full-back Ola Aina is set to complete a permanent switch to Torino for £8.7m after impressing during his loan spell at Serie A outfit.

He has spent 11 years at Chelsea during which time he won two FA Youth Cups and two UEFA Youth League titles during a spell of unprecedented success for our Academy.

But according to Torino President, Urbano Cairo, the versatile defender would now remain at the Stadio Olimpico beyond the current expiration of his deal.

'Everyone at Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Ola for his services and we wish him the best of luck for the next stage in his career, ' the club said in a statement.

Aina plays predominately as a right-back but is capable of playing as a wing-back or wide midfielder.

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Chelsea will at least see one fresh face arrive this summer in Christian Pulisic, who signed in January but finished the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

The defender has made six appearances for the Chelsea first team, three of which came in the cup competitions and three in the Premier League.

The London-born Nigerian spent the 2018-19 season at Torino on a loan deal which had an option for the Serie A club to purchase him if necessary at the end of the season.

He is now in the camp of the Super Eagles getting set for 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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