Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina has completed a free transfer move to Nottingham Forest, Sportivationng.com reports.
Aina left Torino after his contract ran out in June and he has sealed a return to the Premier League.
He signed a one-year contract at the City Ground.
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Th 26-year-old is Nottingham Forest’s first signing of the summer after signing 22 players upon their return to the Premier League last season.
Aina is delighted to join Nottingham Forest and can’t wait to feature in the Premier League.
Aina told the club’s official website: “I’m very excited to be here and I can’t wait to get started.
“I wanted to be back on English soil again and Forest is a club which has an exciting project and team.
“The manager as well, what he wants from the team is something which I want to buy into. He’s told me it’s a family club, he’s told me we have a great bunch of players and he’s told me I’ll enjoy it here.”
Aina spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Fulham in the Premier League.
“It’s exciting to be back playing in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and I always want to challenge myself.
“I know some of the boys well already which is good for me, but I’m excited to meet the rest of my teammates and get to know everyone.
“I saw Forest in action last season and the fans are as loud as can be throughout the whole game, which is something I’m relishing and can’t wait to experience. I can’t wait for it.”
Nottingham Forest Head Coach, Steve Cooper, said: “We’re really pleased that Ola has joined us.
“He’s a versatile player who has good experience of the Premier League and Serie A. He’s a really good player, but a good athlete as well.
“He’ll definitely make the team stronger and we’re looking forward to working with him.”
Aina will join his Super Eagles teammates, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis at the City Ground ahead of the 2023-24 Premier League season.
Nottingham Forest will take on Arsenal in the first Premier League game of the season on August 12.