The Hammers are all set to bring the 28-year-old Chelsea star to the London Stadium on a five-year deal.
Emerson will allegedly cost West Ham around £15 million:
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needed to bring in someone who excels in the left wing-back department.
And Emerson should be the man for the job.
Fabrizio Romano tweets ‘here we go’ for Emerson to West Ham
The deal now appears to be done to bring the 28-year-old to the London Stadium after Romano’s tweet.
The first part of the medical will allegedly be done today and as long as he passes those checks, he will surely be a West Ham player by tomorrow. This is a much-needed signing for the Hammers and he should make a big difference for us.
Moyes will know what Palmieri is all about. His West Ham team faced him twice in the Europa League last season when he was on loan with Lyon.
Palmieri currently earns £70k-a-week according to WT Foot. So he is asking for a £25k-a-week pay-rise to join the Hammers, or £1.3 million per year.
He is an attacking left wing-back in every sense. He isn’t the best defensively, but is great going forward.
With that in mind, we have to say that signing him will only make sense if Moyes plans to play three centre-backs with two wing-backs this season.
£15 million doesn’t sound like bad value for the Italian. He must be a decent player. He wouldn’t have started the Euro final against England if he wasn’t.
And it goes without saying that the Chelsea man is a lot better than Aaron Cresswell.
The Chelsea star possesses exceptional technique and has an absolute wand of a left foot. He won the Champions League in 2021 and that kind of winning mentality and experience could prove to be hugely important for the Hammers.
If West Ham end up signing Emerson Palmieri for £15 million, we think that would be a decent deal for the club.
Hopefully this one gets wrapped up by tomorrow at the latest.