Emerson Palmieri joins West Ham in £13m-plus transfer

WEST HAM has completed the signing of Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri. The Hammers began their pursuit of a signature for the left-back earlier this month. And manager David Moyes brought in his man after finally agreeing on a proper contract for the defender. He signed a four-year contract with the London Stadium. "West Ham United are pleased to announce the signing of Italian international defender Emerson," a club statement read. Palm trees. The 28-year-old joined the Hammers for an undisclosed fee from fellow Premier League club Chelsea on a four-year deal with a one-year option. "A pacy and technically proficient left-back or left wing-back renowned for his stamina and attacking qualities, Emerson has won the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Europa League during a stellar career."