Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, has joined Torino on a permanent basis after the Serie A side took up the choice to verify his signature in a £8.7million bargain.
The 22-year-old got through the Chelsea youth positions and proceeded to show up for the principal group during the 2016-17 campaign under previous boss, Antonio Conte.
Following a spell with Hull in the Championship, Aina moved on loan to Torino for the 2018-19 season, playing 32 games and scoring once.
During his time at Chelsea, Aina won the FA Youth Cup twice as well as two UEFA Youth League titles and went on to make his senior debut in the EFL Cup win over Bristol Rovers in August 2016.
A statement on the Chelsea website reads: “Everyone at Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Ola for his services and we wish him the best of luck for the next stage in his career.”
He departs Chelsea despite a transfer ban restricting the Stamford Bridge outfit from re-investing the money in the market.