The Lowdown: A twist in the transfer tale
With Marc Cucurella having now arrived at Stamford Bridge from fellow Premier League side Brighton, the 28-year-old has been pushed even further down Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order, with an exit very much on the horizon.
Football Insider claimed on Tuesday that the Irons had submitted a £13m bid for the defender and were ready to wrap the deal up, though just days later, the move was said to have fallen through over difficulties agreeing personal terms.
However, in an unbelievable transfer twist, the Brazilian-born gem could now once again be back on his way to the London Stadium.
The Latest: West Ham resume Emerson contact
Taking to Twitter, Sheth confirmed that West Ham are back in negotiations for Emerson, with both parties ‘hopeful’ of an agreement being reached.
“Talks have resumed between West Ham United & Chelsea over signing of left-back Emerson. Club to club fee close to being finalised & discussions are ongoing with player’s representatives. All parties hopeful a compromise can be reached to get a deal over the line.”
The Verdict: Second time lucky?
David Moyes has already missed out on Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic, so the boss will be hugely excited to get another bite at the cherry when it comes to Emerson, and rightly so.
The 27-cap Italy international, dubbed ‘world class’ in his defensive duties by sports journalist Josh Bunting, will be used to English football having made 33 top-flight appearances for Chelsea, and has plenty of high-pressure experience under his belt as a Euro 2020 winner with Italy.
Emerson will be able to provide serious competition for Aaron Cresswell, and Moyes will be hoping that this is his second time lucky.
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