Super Eagles’ defender, Ola Aina’s future at Italian Serie A club, Torino is hanging in the balance, according to media reports in Italy.
Turin-based sports daily Tutto sport via torinogranata writes that Torino are monitoring River Plate’s Argentina international right-back Gonzalo Montiel with a view to a transfer in the summer.
And if the deal should go through, Aina could find himself down the pecking order in the battle for a starting shirt next season.
Torino paid 9.8 million euros to sign him permanently from Chelsea last summer but he is now rated at eight million euros, making him the most valuable Nigerian defender, according to Transfermarkt.
Aina showed glimpses of his potential last season for club and country, making 22 starts in the Serie A and going the distance in five matches for the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 23-year-old has not really enjoyed a prominent role for the Maroons this term, with only 15 starts from a possible 26 in the Italian top-flight.