Torino full-back Ola Aina is ‘particularly liked’ by Leeds United as they look for signings this month to cover for injuries and COVID cases.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who say the full-back could be allowed to leave the Italian club before the end of this month.
The newspaper explains that it will be a case of one in one out for Torino, and Aina is the one ‘who goes’ in that regard.
The Nigerian is out of favour under manager Ivan Juric, and so they will be happy to let him go if there are offers.
They are currently ‘deprived’ due to injuries and COVID, and so the full-back would be a welcome addition to ease the burden on a strained squad.
Torino are asking for €10m to sanction a permanent exit, which is what they paid to re-sign the player in the summer on 2019.
Whether Leeds are willing to pay that isn’t mentioned, but it is stated that they are ‘sitting at the negotiation table’ with Torino to work out a deal.
That suggest they don’t want to pay the price stated and would prefer to work out something else if Aina is to arrive at Elland Road this month.