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CONFIRMED: Chelsea youngster departs to Serie a Side Torino in a £8.7million deal

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Chelsea have confirmed that Ola Aina will complete a permanent switch to Torino.

The 22-year-old, who has been at the club for 11 years, will move to Serie A after the Italian side exercised an option to make his loan deal permanent.

Aina started his career as a right winger before establishing himself as a full-back who can play on the left and right flanks.

Aina made six appearances for the Blues in the 2016/17 season before enjoying loan spells with Hull City and Torino. He earlier in April stated that he was open to staying in Turin.

“Why not?” he told the Independent when asked if he will stay at Torino for next season. “It’s a good fanbase. It’s a very cultured club. You can tell by the fans and how everything is run here.

“It’s a nice place to be and I am very happy right now.

“The football here is really good, very different. You may not know every side as well as Juventus or Napoli, but all of these sides have good players that challenge you.

“The football is very tactical.

“Everyone seems to think Italian football is slow and boring, just passing. But it’s not like that at all. There’s so much that I didn’t expect, and the football is really good.”

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