Ola Aina made 21 appearances for Serie A side Torino last season registering 1 goal and 1 assist before making the switch to England this summer
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has praised Super Eagles defender Ola Aina following his debut appearance for the club in their 1-0 defeat against PSV Eindhoven in a friendly game, Soccernet.ng reports
The 26-year-old made his return to the Premier league with the Reds last week on a year contract after spending the last two seasons in Italy with Torino.
He officially made his debut for the Tricky Trees as a starter in their friendly defeat to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven last Sunday before he was replaced with Neco William at half-time.
Speaking to Forest TV after the game played at Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper praised the Super Eagles right back’s performance in the friendly defeat to the Dutch club.
It’s was good to get Ola on the pitch, I thought he was excellent and showed some really good moments, Cooper said
Aina is now the third Nigerian player after Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis plying their trades for the club, and will have the chance to make his Premier League debut for the Reds in their opening game of the new campaign against last season’s runner-up Arsenal away at the Emirates stadium.