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Torino Keen On Signing ‘Utility Defender’ Aina From Chelsea

Torino Keen On Signing ‘Utility Defender’ Aina From Chelsea

By Kazeem Tijani:

Super Eagles and Chelsea of England defender, Ola Aina is wanted by the Italian Serie side, Torino.

The Italian club’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi is working assidiously to bring the young Nigerian star to the Serie A, as he seeks to choose between all the names in the reinforcement list he has.

Torino gaffer, Walter Mazzarri has requested the top echelons of the club for a wing-back and the board are expected to take a decision shortly on who is to be considered for that role by the club.

And amongst the list of players being considered for recruitment by the club is the Chelsea star, Aina whoAina who played only six competitive games for his The Blues, gained valuable experience in the Championship last season while on loan at Hull City. He made 44 appearances for the Championship side.

Amongst other players that had been linked to the Granata side in the past few days is Kieran Gibbs,the 28 years old who a great experience with Arsenal and a subsequent relegation last year with West Bromwich.

Also on the consideration list is Boli Mbombo, born in 95′,a player from Rapid Vienna, who is equally being admired by the club,and Nigeria’s Ola Aina who is yet another veritable option, as Petrachi likes him because of the many positions he can play in.

The decision should be taken in the coming hours about which player to go after.

Ola Aina signed for Chelsea as an under-11 and made his youth team debut as a schoolboy in the 2012–13 season and went on to start in both legs of the semi-final and final of the FA Youth Cup. In his youth career, he has also represented Chelsea in the under-18s, under-19s, and under-21 levels.

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  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    It’s better he go for Torino rather than English championship club Derby county. The Italian league is a strong and very competitive one

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Torino always is a good option.But the choices available with the club hierarchy is numerous thereby making it more of a lottery and hoping our own Aina is picked.
    After the world cup our players are making good moves hopefully it’s sign of a good thing to come in Nigeria’s football.But the irony of the whole thing is players making the best moves are the ones either injured prior to the world cup or weren’t considered good enough for the roster.
    I am hoping to see more players move up to better things before the close of the transfer windows and looking forward to a dreaded super eagles with experience and precision.
    God bless Nigeria