AS Torino of Italy defender, Ola Aina will have to hit the ground running at the start of the Serie A season in August, as officials of The Maroons are keen on seeing him justify their decision to buy him outright with a €10m price from Chelsea of England.
Aina enacted top form on loan from The Blues to Torino, making the best of his first ever season outside England, and the Turin-based side quickly pulled off stops to ensure they hook him in a permanent contract.
However, following the ambitious deal by The Maroons last weekend, megasportsarena.com gathered that the versatile dark-skinned defender has received a veiled wake-up call to start justifying the trust and pay from the word go next season.
After finally seeing his strong desired realised by a permanent deal with Toro, Tuttosport reports that the club’s president, Urbano Cairo is eager to see the former England youth international prove him right.
Cairo had attempted to talk down the original price for Aina’s permanent option but, with Chelsea refusing to budge, he agreed to pay the €10m required, but other top brass of the club, their fans and pundits are of a view that it is a huge gamble that might not pay off.
There is also the additional detail that Aina will now earn improved pay on the terms of his new deal, which is way above what he gained while with Chelsea, thereby giving cause to worry if he is really worth it all.
However, the report adds that Aina is well settled in Turin and is happy that the club were finally able to make his stay permanent.