Chelsea full-back Ola Aina to join Torino for £8.7m after impressing on loan at Italian side
- Ola Aina made 30 appearances in Serie A last season during loan from Chelsea
- Blues full back impressed to the extent that Torino exercised option on deal
- Torino president Urbano Cairo said: ‘We exercised our option to buy Ola Aina’
Chelsea full-back Ola Aina is to join Torino on a permanent deal after the Serie A side took up the option to secure him for £8.7million.
The defender started 22 games last season and made 30 total appearances, impressing enough to secure a move.
The Blues included the option for Torino to buy Aina last summer but their impending transfer ban meant they may have been reluctant to lose him.
Chelsea full-back Ola Aina was on loan at Torino and they have exercised the option to buy him
The Nigeria international is among a group of players on loan that the Blues have been keeping tabs on.
But it seems they have no choice now that Torino president Urbano Cairo has declared that the deal is done.
He told Sky Italia: ‘We exercised our option to buy Aina, as well as [Christian] Ansaldi and [Koffi] Djidji. Now Torino own all their players.’
Aina was being monitored by his parent club but the deal is done, says the Torino president