Aina would be a handy addition to the West Ham squad, he can play on either flank and he’s got proven quality at Premier League level, having played for Fulham last season.
The Nigerian was impressive for the Whites, and he certainly caught the eye of former West Ham favourite Scott Parker.
Parker was, of course, Fulham’s gaffer last term, and he had plenty of good things to say about Aina, labelling him as ‘quality’ and claiming that his departure from Chelsea was their loss.
The ex-Fulham boss was full of praise for Aina last season.
“Chelsea’s loss? Yeah, definitely,” Parker said.
“Chelsea have got a riches of quality at their disposal, but we’re pleased to have him here.”
“His concentration has improved and we wanted him to brush up on his detail in his work – the care in his body shape and the care in his passing.
“He came to us from Italy and when he first came in he probably struggled a little bit with the intensity of the training and what was asked of him.
“But we knew his quality from being a young player at Chelsea and I think everyone is seeing that now.
“He’s very open-minded and willing to listen, and we’re seeing the rewards of that.”
Parker thought he was a Chelsea calibre player, and he’s got a great case to make.
Yes, Fulham were relegated last season, but Aina barely put a foot wrong. He’s a versatile full-back who’s as good going forward as he is at defending.
West Ham should certainly be exploring this opportunity.