Italian Serie A club Torino are trying to make every attempt count in their bid to offload unwanted defender Ola Aina in the summer, according to reports. They are hoping to sell the player, who has been linked with a return to the English Premier League, with clubs like West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brighton and Hove Albion all linked to signing the wing-back and bringing him back to the Premier League.
The Nigeria international defender is said to already be preparing to bid farewell to Italian Serie A club Torino in the summer. According to Calciomercato (via Footballnews24), Torino would like to sell the Chelsea academy product at the end of the 2021-2022 season and have set a price tag of ten million euros for the versatile wing-back.
Aina was close to a departure from the Maroons in the January transfer window but a proposed switch was halted by the injury suffered by Mohamed Fares few days after his arrival at Torino. Torino are confident of reaching an agreement with an English Premier League for the sale of the Nigerian when the transfer window reopens.
Since returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty with the Super Eagles, Aina has fallen out of favour with no minutes under his belt, an indication that his future in Turin looks bleak. French champions Lille are interested in signing Aina but are facing competition from West Ham United and Crystal Palace for his services.
It is therefore understood that Torino have opened talks with Aina and his minders on his exit from the Italian Serie A club this summer. Although it is unconfirmed whether or not any club has agreed to sign him from Torino so far, it is believed that his departure from the Italian outfit is only about a matter of when.