Leeds United target Ola Aina out of favour with manager Ivan Juric at Torino
Torino right-back and Leeds United target Ola Aina has fallen out of favour with manager Ivan Juric, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
In the January 14 edition of the publication, it is reported that the 25-year-old is well-liked by Marcelo Bielsa.
The report also claims that the Nigeria international has got a number of clubs in England keen on securing his services, with Hull and Fulham being linked with him as well.
Must sign him
There were some eyebrows raised when Bielsa and Leeds allowed Cody Drameh to leave on loan.
Cardiff City came knocking on their doors and they complied with the player’s wishes and sanctioned his temporary exit.
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What was surprising was the fact that despite numerous injury concerns, the club felt it was fine to let him leave to secure some game time.
If their plan was to sign Aina, then they’ve played their hand really well but they’ve got to do something quickly to secure his services.
The 25-year-old has Premier League experience and could be snapped up on the cheap by some of the other sides in the English top flight.
Last season, the Premier League official website waxed his lyrical for a “phenomenal” goal he scored against West Brom.
While he ended up getting relegated with them before moving to Italy, he was one of their better players and deserves the chance to return to the best league in the world.
He would also offer good cover to Luke Ayling and the fact that he can be deployed as a left-back means that Junior Firpo’s role is also well taken care of.
In other Leeds United news, a Spaniard is set to snub a third club as he prepares to move to Elland Road in the summer/