CHELSEA defender Ola Aina has joined Hull on a season-long loan.
Aina is the Tigers’ first signing since Russian boss Leonid Slutsky, a good friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, replaced Marco Silva last month.
The 20-year-old’s temporary move to the KCOM Stadium is his first loan stint away from Chelsea.
Hull said in a statement: “The Tigers have signed 20-year-old right back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Premier League Champions Chelsea.
“After completing the move earlier [today], Aina joined up with the rest of the squad to fly to Portugal for a pre-season training camp.”
London-born Aina came through the youth ranks at Chelsea and made his first-team debut last August in a League Cup win against Bristol Rovers.
He made his Premier League bow as a substitute against Leicester in October and has made a total of six senior appearances.
On his move to Hull, Aina said: “I’m very excited to be here and it is the start of a new chapter in my career.
“It’s my first loan move away from Chelsea and I just want to hit the ground running.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know all of my new team-mates during the training camp in Portugal.”
Hull have already sold Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire and Josh Tymon this summer following relegation from the Premier League last season.
Chelsea will be eager for Aina to get plenty of experience under his belt in the Championship next term.
The Blues wished good luck to their young star on social media after confirming the move.