Good move! Signed, sealed and officially confirmed as Chelsea announce Aina deal is done and dusted
Chelsea have opened up and confirmed that defender Ola Aina has joined Torino on a permanent transfer deal.
Aina joined the club as an Under-11 and progressed through our Academy where he won multiple honours, as he won two FA Youth Cups and two UEFA Youth League titles during a spell of unprecedented success for our Academy, but only managed to make just six appearances for the first team as he failed to break into the Blues first team.
However, with the Blues seeking to offload a number of players this transfer window in order to raise some funds to buy some new players, if there transfer ban is overturned, they have decided to let the young man leave.
The 22-year-old will now move to Torino who have exercised an option to make the deal permanent after he spent a successful season on loan there in 2018/19 where he made 32 appearances and scored once.
His performances for the Italian side has led to some National success as he made his senior international debut for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying win over Zambia, and he was recently named in the Super Eagles’ squad for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Chelsea confirmed on their official website: “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.”
Aina is just one of a number of players at the club that are ou on-loan after failing to make any sort of impact in the Chelsea side, and will now seek to establish himself in the game over in Serie A.
Chelsea will use the £9 million they raised from the sale of Aina to put towards possible signings over the course of the transfer window, as they will need to splash some big money to be able to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title next season.
Aina maybe wanted to stay at Chelsea, but it is the right move to make as he would have just been sent back out on-loan if he returned to Chelsea.