Super Eagles’ Ola Aina joins Fulham on season-long loan

Super Eagles’ Ola Aina joins Fulham on season-long loan

<p class="">Newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL) clubside Fulham have signed wing-back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side Torino.</p>

<h1>Fulham also have an option to make the 23-year-old’s arrival permanent and the Nigeria international said he was happy to return to London where he was born and raised.</h1>

<p class=""><em>“It feels amazing to be back closer to my family, back in the capital,” Aina told the club’s media channel.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“There’s a great bunch of lads here. I’m really good friends with Big Hec (Michael Hector) and Josh Onomah.”</em></p>

<p class="">Aina, who came through neighbouring Chelsea’s youth system, spent the last two seasons with Torino, where he played 69 times with his versatility allowing him to play on either flank.</p>

<p class=""><em>“I feel very comfortable on either foot. I can fill in wherever needs be,” he added.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“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.”</em></p>

<p class="">Aina’s signing follows the capture of midfielder Harrison Reed, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, right-back Kenny Tete and midfielder Mario Lemina and left-back Antonee Robinson.</p>

<p class="">Winger Anthony Knockaert’s loan move was also made permanent.</p>

<p class="">Fulham, who gained promotion to the Premier League after winning the second tier Championship playoffs last season, begin their campaign on Saturday with a visit from fellow London side Arsenal</p>

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