Born: Southwark, 8 October 1996

Position: Full back; centre back

Nationality: Nigeria

International caps: 17

International goals: 0

Signed: 11 September 2020 from Torino (loan)

Fulham debut: Brentford 3-0 Fulham, 1 October 2020

Fulham appearances: 33

Fulham goals: 2

Sold: 1 June 2021 to Torino (loan return).

Nigerian international Ola Aina proved an invaluable utility man during an encouraging loan spell from Torino in 2020/21, despite Fulham’s relegation. Featuring right across the Whites defence, that was improved by his inclusion, Aina quietly shone in a side that looked all at sea during a shambolic start to the season. He cracked home a superb strike from distance to secure Fulham’s first league win over West Bromwich Albion and became a regular in Scott Parker’s back five, but ultimately the Whites were left with too much to do to stay up.