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Report: West Ham and Everton want to sign former Chelsea right-back Ola Aina

According to a report from Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham are keen to sign former Chelsea academy graduate and now Torino right-back Ola Aina.

The 23-year-old joined the Serie A outfit from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 for around £9 million (Goal).

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Torino now value Aina at around €18 million (£16 million), according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

West Ham will certainly be keen to sign a new right-back in the summer. Everton will probably want to as well, with Seamus Coleman set to turn 32 in October.


And Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the Hammers and the Toffees have both made enquiries already for Torino’s 14-capped Nigeria international.

Ola Aina (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)


In 20 Serie A appearances this season, Aina has racked up one assist (Who Scored).

During those outings, the 23-year-old has averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 1.3 clearances.

He has also attempted 0.8 dribbles per game during those matches (Who Scored).

Ola Aina (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Good signing?

Aina is extremely versatile. He can operate at either right-back or left-back.

He can also be deployed further up the pitch on the right or left side of midfield.

The Nigerian was highly rated by his former manager Jose Mourinho (Daily Mail).

Aina is a player full of energy and has blistering pace, according to the Independent.

For just £16 million, it seems like the former Chelsea man would be a very sound addition for either West Ham or Everton. Much will depend on which club the player wants to join.

Maybe he will favour a move back to London? Only time will tell.

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