Ola Aina: Argentine Star Makes Stunning Comments on Versatile Nigerian Club Teammate
- Ola Aina of Nigeria was shipped out on loan to English outfit Fulham last season from his parent club Torino of Italy
- The Super Eagles defender has returned to Italy to join his teammates in Turin ahead of the coming Serie A season
- Teammate Cristian Ansaldi has been impressed by the Nigerian star as the Argentine likened the defender's strength with that of an animal
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Ola Aina who featured for English club Fulham on loan from Italian side Torino last season has been praised by his Argentinian teammate Cristian Ansaldi.
Fulham was relegated to the Championship during the last campaign as Aina’s hopes of featuring in the Premier League next season was dashed.
The 24-year-old former Chelsea star made a total of 69 appearances for Serie A side Torino in two season before he was shipped out on loan to Fulham last summer.
He returns to his parent club in Italy and defender Cristian Ansaldi has been impressed with the work rate of the Nigerian during their pre-season activities.
Club-mate Ansaldi, who wants the Nigerian to develop further under Juric said via La Gazetta dello Sport via Soccernet:
“I see him (Aina) very often. He has an intelligence that allows him to play in many positions, then physically he is an animal, more or less like (Ivorian Wilfried) Singo.
“Juric will help him to grow even more.”
Iwobi to wear No.10 shirt for Everton
Alex Iwobi will be playing the No.10 role for Everton in the coming season in a potential departure of James Rodriguez to AC Milan.
It is understood that new Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has handed the Nigerian international the opportunity to play in his favourite position.
Iwobi was previously used on the left side and sometimes as a left-back defender by former gaffer Carlo Ancelotti.
However, it looks like new boss Benitez will be playing the Super Eagles star on his preferred role in the heart of the midfield.
Who is Nigeria’s greatest striker?
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Nigerian international Victor Ikpeba has branded current Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa as one of Nigeria’s greatest strikers of all time.
Ikpeba lavished encomiums on the 28-year-old star who recently secured a deal with Turkish Super Lig side Fatih Karagumruk. Musa officially ended his short spell with Nigerian Professional Football League side Kano Pillars as he seals a return to Europe.
According to Victor Ikpeba, the former CSKA Moscow star who has four World Cup goals to his name remains one of Nigeria’s greatest strikers.