Nigeria’s Ola Aina Joins Fulham On Loan

Nigeria international, Ola Aina, has joined newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL), Fulham, on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side Torino.

The Cottagers also have an option to to make the 23-year-old’s arrival permanent.

Aina, who came through neighbouring Chelsea’s youth system and played for Hull City, said he was happy to return to London where he was born and raised.

“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,” he said on the club’s website.

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“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 spent the last two seasons with Torino, where he played 69 times with his versatility allowing him to play on either flank.

“I feel very comfortable on either foot. I can fill in wherever needs be,” he added.

“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.”

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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.

Winger Anthony Knockaert’s loan move was also made permanent.

Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League after winning the second tier Championship playoffs last season. They begin their campaign on Saturday with a visit from fellow London side Arsenal.

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