West Ham has completed the signing of Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea on a four-year deal. He will be at the club until 2026 with an option to extend for a further 12 months. The defender was born in Brazil before being granted Italian citizenship in 2017. He has won 27 caps for the country and was part of the squad that won the Euro 2020 title.
“I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here. It’s a big challenge for me, it’s a big team, so I’m very happy to be here and I’m ready,” Emerson Palmieri said after completing his move to West Ham. “Personally, since the first day I arrived here in England, I always saw the big clubs and I always watched the big games, and I knew the history of West Ham. The history is so, so big for this team and so when I knew about the interest for sure I said ‘Yes, let’s go, I want to go there and I’m here now! I can’t wait to get started in a West Ham shirt.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Emerson to West Ham United. He is an experienced player with a good pedigree, who has enjoyed great success at both club and international level in recent years,” West Ham boss David Moyes said. “He will give us strong competition in defensive areas and brings a winning mentality that we are looking to build here at West Ham. We look forward to working with Emerson and wish him all the very best in his career with us.”
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