Crystal Palace in pole position to bring Super Eagles star back to the Premier League

A couple of the Nigeria internationals plying their trade in the Italian top-flight could be on the move in the summer, with England looking like their most likely destination

Super Eagles and Torino defender Ola Aina could be the subject of a 12 million euros transfer to Crystal Palace in the summer, according to the Italian news site Torino Granata.

Born and raised in London, England, Aina graduated from the Chelsea youth academy. He made three Premier League appearances for the senior team – all as a substitute – before moving to Torino in 2018.

Aina returned temporarily to the Premier League last season, featuring in 31 games for Fulham. Unfortunately, Fulham were relegated at the end of the campaign despite Aina contributing two goals and one assist.

And with the Cottagers deciding not to hand him a permanent deal, Aina returned to Turin.

Despite an on-and-off season with Torino this term, Aina has still managed to feature in 19 of Torino’s 34 Serie A games, 15 of which were as a starter.

And his overall Serie A career record reads a decent 81 matches, one goal, and five assists.

And the 25-year-old could be set for a permanent return to England, with Crystal Palace reportedly in pole position to secure his signature.

Torino will be motivated to allow Aina to leave this summer, as the Super Eagles star could depart for free next year when his contract expires.

Aina is not the only Nigerian star in Italy being linked with a move to England, with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen reportedly on the radar of Manchester United. 

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