Nigeria defender Ola Aina has thanked Chelsea fans for their support following his permanent transfer to Italian club Torino , reports Completesports.com.
Aina will join Torino this summer after the Serie A outfit exercised an option to make the deal permanent following a successful season on loan with the side in 2018/19.
“Thank you to all the Chelsea fans sending the lovely messages I am seeing and reading all of them 🔵💙💙,” Ola tweeted on his Twitter platform.
The 22-year-old defender made 30 league appearances as Torino finished seventh, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over Udinese in February.
An FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League winner during his time at the Chelsea academy, Aina made just three Premier League appearances for the London side, all of which came in his second season as a senior professional as Antonio Conte guided them to the Premier League title.
The versatile defender is in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
By Adeboye Amosu