West Ham close to completing signing of Chelsea defender Emerson


West Ham United are allegedly close to sealing a deal to sign Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea – according to Fabrizio Romano

After struggling for game time at Chelsea and falling well down the pecking order at the club, he made the decision to go out on loan at Lyon, a move that has worked out quite well for the defender

He was an ever-present since crossing to the other side of the channel, and He has played 32 times for Lyon last term – scoring one goal and providing a further two assists – but he returned to the Bridge in the summer

And after the Blues completed the signing of Marc Cucurella earlier in the transfer window – the left-back was made surplus-to-requirements at Stamford Bridge and is allowed to leave the club

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If you believe the words of Fabrizio Romano – he is very close to making that move to West Ham and a deal could be completed before the end of the week

He Tweeted: ‘Emerson Palmieri deal is fully agreed between clubs since yesterday, £13m fixed fee plus £2m add-ons. There are still things to discuss on player side. 🚨⚒️ #WHUFC

‘Discussions ongoing between all the parties to complete the agreement.’

Will he be a good signing for West Ham?

Emerson will be a very good signing for the Hammers even though his time with Chelsea has not been the best – and for £13 million – he may be seen as a real bargain

He could be a great addition to this West Ham side – especially as he is a proven top-level player

So, when this deal is announced – the fans will be very happy as he is a player that has played at the top level and impressed – even though that has not been with the Blues

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