BBC journalist Simon Stone has shared an update out of West Ham United, with the club in talks to sign Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri.
The Lowdown: West Ham very busy…
The Hammers and their manager David Moyes are said to be very busy as the conclusion of the summer transfer window draws near.
Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and new summer signing Nayef Aguerd are unavailable for selection, prompting Moyes to rely upon young full-back Ben Johnson to partner Kurt Zouma at centre-back so far this term.
The Latest: West Ham in Emerson talks…
As backed by BBC reporter Stone, the east Londoners have set their sights on Chelsea left-back Emerson as a potential alternative to Aaron Cresswell in that position.
He claims that West Ham are in talks for signing the Italian as Moyes ‘has turned to’ the 28-year-old in search of defensive reinforcements.
The Verdict: Right man?
Emerson spent last season on loan at Lyon and went on to be a mainstay for the Ligue 1 giants, playing the sixth-highest number of league minutes out of their entire squad (WhoScored).
Where will West Ham finish at the end of 2022/2023?
Europa League place
Although he has been unable to fight his way through the real left-back competition at Chelsea, his manager Thomas Tuchel has praised the Italy international’s ‘unbelievable‘ qualities when he has been given an opportunity to impress.
Amassing 27 caps under Roberto Mancini for Gli Azzurri, there is clearly a quality player in there, and one which could really strengthen Moyes’ options on the left flank.
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