It’s hardly news that Chelsea have sent a young player out on loan.
However, what is news is the fact that right-back Ola Aina isn’t going to be going to Vitesse Arnhem.
Instead of the youngster going on loan to the historic Dutch city, instead he’s going to the historic city of… Hull.
The Three Lions under-20 ace has won three FA Youth Cups and two UEFA Youth Leagues and gone to the Championship for first-team experience.
Chelsea prospect Aina is Hull boss Leonid Slutsky’s first signing of what should be a busy summer for the Tigers.
The full-back travelled north from west London on Monday to thrash out the deal.
The classy kid just had to pass a medical before joining the club for their pre-season tour of Portugal.
Despite being 20, Aina has never been out on loan before, spending all of the last 10 years at Chelsea.
Last summer the hot prospect signed a four-year contract before making his first-team debut against Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup.
And he managed three Premier League appearances came off the bench for Antonio Conte’s title-winning side.
Russian Slusky is believed to be close pals with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and that could have helped grease the wheels on the deal.
The Blues owner is a big supporter is a big backer of sport in his Russian home and Slutsky was the national boss between 2015-16.