Ola Aina joins Torino, Becomes Most Expensive Nigerian Fullback in History
Nigeria full back Ola Aina has completed a €10m switch to Italian club, Torino from Chelsea.
President of the Italian Serie A side, Urbano Cairo announced that they have a deal in place for the versatile defender.
Cairo confirmed that Torino have taken advantage of a purchase option to sign the Super Eagles star on a permanent deal.
He told Football Italia, ”We’ve redeemed Aina for €10m, as well as Cristian Ansaldi, and Koffi Djidji. Now Torino own all their players.”
At the moment, Aina becomes the most expensive Nigerian fullback in history.
He broke the record previously held by Celestine Babayaro, who was bought by Chelsea for £2.25 million in 1997.
Aina spent last season on loan with Torino, playing 30 games as they finished seventh on the table.
He is currently in the camp of the Super Eagles getting set for 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.