Chelsea transfer news: Defender reveals why he’s left Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA defender Ola Aina says he’s joined Torino because they believe in young players.

The 21-year-old was shipped out on loan to Serie A yesterday having penned fresh terms at the Blues.

Aina has progressed through Chelsea’s youth set-up but is yet to get his big break in the first-team.

He’s only made three substitute appearances for the west Londoners in the Premier League and spent last term at Hull.

Speaking to Torino’s official website, Aina said: “Torino has been following me for some time, I hope to do well.

“I know this is a club that believes in young people and this is very important.

“In Italy I know that I can learn a lot, especially in the ability to be in the field, because the tactics and organisation of play are essential.

“I really want to experience this new experience to the full.”

“Now it’s my turn, I cannot wait to get started.”

Another Chelsea youngster, Kenneth Omeruo, packed his bags and joined Leganes yesterday.

The 24-year-old has spent the last three seasons on loan in Turkey.

Leganes have an option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.

Omeruo has never made an appearance for the Chelsea first-team.

Maurizio Sarri is looking to shuffle his squad before transfer windows shut across Europe and it’s not just youngsters leaving the club.

Michy Batshuayi is another departure to Spain and has linked up with Valencia on loan.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, meanwhile, has joined AC Milan temporarily having flopped at Stamford Bridge since signing from Monaco.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea two years ago.

However, he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and spent the second half of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

Batshuayi’s record in the Bundesliga was impressive.

He bagged nine goals in 14 appearances for Dortmund.

Batshuayi says he’s now relishing the chance to strut his stuff at one of Spain’s teams.

“There were plenty of clubs who wanted to sign me but after talking to Marcelino, a bond was generated and he convinced me to sign,” he said.

“This is a strong team who play in the Champions League and fight against the best, but what convinced me most was my conversation with the coach.

“I’ve come here to play for a Valencia side who want to play more than four games in the Champions League.

“My wish is to win a title with Valencia this season.”

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