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Ola Aina - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
34
 
First name:
Ola
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Aina
 
Playing Position:
Defender
 
Nationality:
Nigeria
 
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, 08 October 1996
 
Place of Birth:
Southwark, London
 
 
Player description
In September 2020, the Club announced the signing of Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Torino, with an option to make the deal permanent.

Born in London but now a full Nigeria international, Aina has primarily operated at right-back throughout his career, but his versatility means he can also fill in capably across the defence or further forward.

Aina joined Chelsea at a young age and successfully rose through the age groups, winning two FA Youth Cups – including the 2014 Final against Fulham – and two UEFA Youth League titles.

2016/17 was his breakthrough season as he made six appearances for the first team, including three outings in the Premier League en route to the Blues winning the title.

Aina furthered his development in the Championship the following season, playing in 44 of Hull City’s 46 matches.

Another loan spell followed in 2018/19, this time in Italy with Torino. Aina made 30 Serie A appearances in what was a fine season for Il Toro, whose seventh place finish secured a Europa League qualifying spot.

Torino held an option to make the transfer permanent, and Aina’s form convinced them to do just that last summer.

He was a regular again last season, playing 37 times in all competitions.

A Southwark boy, Aina represented England up to Under-21 level, but switched his allegiance to Nigeria – his parents’ nation – in 2017.

Source: Fulham FC



Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Torino
 
Transferred in date:
Friday, 11 September 2020
 
Transferred in value:
Loan
 
Transferred out to:
-
 
Transferred out date:
-
 
Transferred out value:
-
 
 
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