OFFICIAL: Defender Leaves Chelsea on a Permanent Deal
West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea Football Club on a long-term deal.
The Hammers confirmed the news on its official website on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022. According to reports from the London Stadium, the Blues received £13 million with add-ons of £2 million.
Emerson expressed his delight concerning his decision to join West Ham United on the club’s website.
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. 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 about 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.
The Italian is the latest player to join West Ham from Chelsea after Kurt Zouma joined the Hammers during the 2021 summer transfer window.