Chelsea snap up defender Emerson from Roma

Posted Enero 31, 2018

The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 33 shirt.

Chelsea finally signed a back-up for Marcos Alonso at left wing back by bringing in Emerson Palmieri from Roma on the next-to-last day of the January transfer window.

Emerson, who began his career at Santos in Brazil, arrived in Serie A on loan at Palermo in August 2014.

"Speaking to the official club website, the Italian said: "'I came here because it's a great team with a great history.

'English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old.

The arrival of Emerson comes after fellow full-back Kenedy left for Newcastle on loan, while Chelsea are also sanctioning a temporary move for Baba Rahman to return to Schalke 04. "It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it", he added. "He is a young and talented player who strengthens the squad and will provide excellent competition for places as we pursue success in three different competitions".