Torino Eager To Negotiate Aina’s Permanent Transfer From Chelsea

Torino Eager To Negotiate Aina’s Permanent Transfer From Chelsea

Italian club, Torino are planning a meeting  with Chelsea to negotiate the permanent signing of Nigeria defender,  Ola Aina, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Aina joined  Torino from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal this summer and has impressed during his time with the Turin- based outfit.

There have been several reports that Torino are willing to bring the young defender to the club on permanent basis with Chelsea reportedly wiling to negotiate if the offer is right.

Italian news outlet,  Calciomercato. com reports that Torino president, Urbano Cairo and sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi will meet with Chelsea hierarchy in the coming days to finalise the deal.

A return to Chelsea look unlikely for the 22-year-old will the array of talented defenders at the disposal of Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri.

Aina  has made 14 league appearances for the Maroons this season but is yet to register a goal for the club.

He look good to earn a starting role in the Walter Mazzari’s side when they face Sassuolo in a Serie A clash on Saturday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    The Italian league seems to have added a bit of steel to Aina’s game. He’s more sturdy and mature in his approach to the game nowadays IMHO. Looks to me more now as one who could end his career in central defense. We all saw this transfer coming a long time ago. To move on loan to a big team like torino and just walk straight into the 1st team is no mean feat. That is the player considered to be ‘just lucky’…according to those who claimed they ‘know football’. Whereas their player who is FAR BETTER than Aina is still playing sabon-gari u17 brand of football in God knows where.

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      The two players mentioned have different struggles. Aina is an European so the quota system doesn’t affect him, also issue of work permit etc. may be limiting Musa’s chances. They are both good players but face different obstacles. 

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        You are quite right. But i believe a gold fish has no hiding place. quota or no quota if you are good, bros…even if the quota says only 1 player is needed, you wil be that one player. The likes of Ndidi, Success and Nacho werent ready for a work permit when they were signed by their clubs….the clubs had to exercise the extreme conditions (exceptional talent rule) to have them signed. No player walks into the 1st team of a big club in the top 5 leagues in europe and ties down a permanent shirt if he’s not exceptional

  • Lol @ Dr drey

    • Don’t patronise Dr Drey, I am a fan of Musa Mohammed. His time will come soon too (fingers crossed)…

      • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

        I also like Musa Muhammed and I think he’s better than Brian Idowu in the present SuperEagles. However, Ola Aina is currently the SuperEagles best option at any wing back role. Followed by Ebuehi if he returns to full fitness before the AFCON. Therefore my pecking order in the right back baring any injuries or loss of form will be Aina, Ebuehi, Musa Moh. The good thing is that all three can also operate from the left back position. 

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Hahahahaha…[email protected] deo….I am a fan of Musa too. But the guy needs to up his game exponentially. I’ve seen a couple of his games this year and im not suprised his parent club are not even looking towards his side a one for a permanent feature in their team. That crude u17 smash and grab style cant earn him a place in the top leagues, he needs to add more technique and be more tactically disciplined. At the top level, you play with your brains more than with your legs. Of course his time will come….but time waits for no one…the earlier the better for him. But as it stands now, with all these 19 and 20yr olds currently slugging it out in the full back positions in national team, it will take a miracle of extreme proportions for him to make the SE bench. The fact that he couldn’t make Siasia’s team to Rio olympics says a whole lot.

  • I can’t just stop to admire the fighting spirit and determination of this young lad who has put the disappointment of missing out of the world cup behind him to forge ahead in his loan spell in Italy’s beautiful city of Torino.

    I have seen a couple of Ola Aina’s games in Serie A, and you cannot help but wonder if truly it’s his first season, in the manner he has seamlessly adjusted to the physical nature of the league, thanks to his big body frame which he uses to great effect.
    His ability to combine his size with quick feet, marauding the left/right backs to the attack effortlessly is really commendable. Also his ability to switch between left and right backs efficiently clearly explains why Torino’s president Urbano Cairo and the Sporting director are working hard to secure him on a permanent basis from his loan spell, a move which is in the right direction.

    Chelsea which has about the highest number of players on loan, however has lost some of their top players to other clubs through loan deal which later made permanent: Mo Sallah and Kevin DE Bryne readily comes to mind.
    While Ola Aina might not be the league of these players aforementioned but has got his own unique qualities which stand him out.

    A permanent move to the Italian serie A will no doubt impact his game tremendously and build his confidence for assured performances in the SE against top oppositions.

  • Abdul andah 2 years ago

    This young man has it all in his arsenal. All he needs to do is to remain focus on and all off the pitch.
    Also, I think he needs to be much more aggressive in the defensive aspect of his game. He has to be much more optimistic in his abilities. He should not give too much respect to his opponents players. He should try as much as possible to stay out of troubles. If he keeps it up as I have just advised then, I see him playing for clubs like juve, Ac Milano, inter Milano, real Madrid, athletico Madrid and many more… 

  • It seems Serie A has a way of steeling and fine-tuning formerly underperforming or fringe players. The case of Moh Salah (Chelsea – Roma – phenomenal Liverpool player) also comes to mind.

    Watching Aina in Torino games is a delight these days. A consistent starter, with a lot of maturity, solidity and tactical discipline to his game, it’s hard to believe this same guy was dropped by Rohr for Russia 2018 (with little or no protestation from Nigerian fans) and until recently wasn’t rated much in the SE set-up.

    • Bomboy 2 years ago

      I have always rated him high and was gutted when he was dropped from the World Cup party. His lack of bitterness at being dropped has increased my respect for him and I am glad he is doing so well right now.

      • Jones 2 years ago

        Me too @ bomboy. I’m surprised he didn’t complain after getting dropped still supported us during the tournament. Young but mature.

    • OLA AINA,
      One of the vastly improved SE players this season.