Chelsea has confirmed a new contract and loan deal for Ola Aina.
Meanwhile, Aina will spend the duration of the current season on loan at Serie A side Torino. With opportunities in Maurizio Sarri’s team limited, Aina has had to head abroad to prove himself.
The youngster heads to Italy safe in the knowledge that the club still rates him as a talent. Supporters haven’t seen much of him since he came through the youth system, however.
Aina is primarily a right-back. However, he’s known for being versatile and can play anywhere across the back four.
The new contract may come as a surprise to some after the rumours of a new loan deal have swirled around for days.
With the likes of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger still involved in the side, Aina has to bide his time to make an impression.
He spent the duration of last season out on loan at Hull City. The 21-year-old made an impressive 44 appearances for the Tigers during his spell in Humberside.
Aina has also won two UEFA Youth League titles and two FA Youth Cups whilst at the Blues’ academy.