Fulham have announced the signing of Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Torino, with the option for a permanent transfer.
Aina returns to the Premier League, having made three appearances in the competition in Chelsea’s title-winning 2016/17 campaign after progressing through the Academy of Fulham’s west-London neighbours. “I feel very excited and privileged to be able to play for a Club like this,” London-born Aina told the club’s official website. “It feels amazing to be back closer to my family, back in the capital where I was born and raised.” The right-back, who can fill in across defence or further forward, joined Torino in 2018/19 on loan from Chelsea and played a key role as they finished seventh in Serie A. The 23-year-old, who has been capped 14 times by Nigeria, signed for the Italian club permanently last summer and arrives at Craven Cottage after making 37 appearances across all competitions in 2019/20. Fulham kick off the Premier League season at home to Arsenal on Saturday 12 September at 12:30 BST.