Fulham close to signing Nigeria defender, Ola Aina from Torino


Premier League new comers, Fulham are close to completing a deal to sign Torino’s Nigeria international defender Ola Aina.

Ola Aina who left Chelsea for Torino after failing to secure a starting spot is set to join the Cottagers on an initial season-long loan, with the deal expected to be completed by the middle of the week.

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Fulham will have the option to make Aina’s loan a permanent transfer for a figure in the region of £11m.

The Nigerian international is a graduate of Chelsea’s academy and spent over a decade at the club.

He spent the 2017-18 campaign away on loan at Hull before making a season-long loan move to Torino the following year.

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The Serie A side took up the option to make Aina’s move from Chelsea permanent in June 2019 and made 37 appearances for Torino last season.

Aina made five first-team appearances during his time at Chelsea

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