Hull City, an English Championship club, has officially announced the return of Super Eagles defender Ola Aina to his parent club Chelsea, marking the conclusion of his successful loan tenure with the Tigers. The announcement was made through an official statement on Hull City’s website, which also confirmed the return of other loaned players, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector to Chelsea, along with Harry Wilson, who is back at Liverpool.
The statement reads, “Harry Wilson, Michael Hector, Ola Aina, and Fikayo Tomori have all returned to their parent clubs following the expiry of their loan deals.”
Aina, who was the first of Chelsea’s loanees to join Hull City in July, made a notable impact, featuring in 46 appearances across various competitions. The 25-year-old defender scored his lone goal for Hull City during the FA Cup Third Round victory over Blackburn Rovers in January.
Michael Hector, aged 25, joined Hull City from Chelsea at the start of the season, contributing significantly with 38 appearances and a goal in various competitions. Fikayo Tomori, the third loan signing from Chelsea, arrived during the summer transfer window and made 26 appearances for the club. Meanwhile, Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson, who joined Hull City in January, made 12 starts, scored seven goals, and provided three assists.
Hull City expressed gratitude to all four players for their valuable contributions throughout the 2017/18 campaign and wished them success in their future endeavors. Aina is now set to shift his focus to preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he is expected to join the Super Eagles for the tournament in Russia.