- Ola Aina returns to Premier League on loan with newly-promoted Fulham
- The Super Eagles defender has an option to make his move permanent at the end of his stay
- The former England youth international parted ways with Chelsea and join Torino last summer
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Nigeria international Ola Aina has joined newly-promoted Premier League outfit Fulham on a season-long loan from Torino.
The Cottagers also have an option to make his move permanent in a deal around £11m provided he impressed at the end of his temporary stay this coming season.
Aina made 37 appearances across competitions Marco Giampaolo's side creating three assists in the process as they narrowly escaped relegation from the Serie A last campaign.
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The Super Eagles defender finally parted ways with the Blues for £9 million in 2019 having already spent time on loan with the Bull.
He told FFCtv after his return to the Premier League: “I feel very excited and privileged to be able to play for a Club like this. “It feels amazing to be back closer to my family, back in the capital where I was born and raised.
“There’s a great bunch of lads here. I’m really good friends with Big Hec and Josh Onomah.
“I feel very comfortable on either foot, I can fill in wherever needs be. I’d say I’m pretty quick and I like to attack, but I also like to help the team and do the dirty work as much as I can.”
Aina will don jersey number 34 at the Craven Cottage after completing his move to the English club just 24 hours before the start of a new season.
Tony Khan added: “I’m pleased to announce the arrival of Ola Aina to Fulham on loan from Torino. Ola is an exciting young player who can further strengthen our squad this season in the Premier League.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria international Stephen Odey has completed a season-long loan move to Ligue 2 outfit Amiens this summer.
The 22-year-old joined Belgian topflight side Genk on a five-year deal in June 2019, but failed to establish himself in Hannes Wolf's side.
He scored just twice in 13 appearances for across competitions for the Blue-White in the 2019-20 season - a stat not good enough for title contenders.
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