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West Ham reportedly now in talks to sign Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea for £13 million

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West Ham reportedly now in talks to sign Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea for £13 million

West Ham United are allegedly currently in talks to sign Chelsea ace Emerson Palmieri for around £13 million.

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth who claims that the Hammers want to bring the 28-year-old Chelsea left-back to the London Stadium on a permanent basis.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to sign a new left-back this summer.

Aaron Cresswell has been a fine servant for West Ham over the past eight years but now is the time for Moyes to bring an upgrade to the London Stadium.

The 32-year-old regressed badly during the second-half of last season and he’s just not up to it anymore, certainly at Premier League level.

It seems as though Moyes has a plan in mind to bring in a real upgrade on Cresswell…

West Ham in talks to sign Emerson Palmieri

According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, the Hammers are currently in talks with Chelsea about signing the Italy international for around £13 million.

Moyes will now 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, who earns £70k-a-week according to WT Foot, 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.

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£13 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 Cresswell.

The Chelsea star possesses exceptional technique and has an absolute wand of a left foot.

If West Ham end up signing Emerson Palmieri for £13 million, we think that would be a decent deal for the club.

As mentioned earlier though, Moyes must play him as a wing-back rather than a left-back, if we do get a deal to sign him over the line.

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