Chelsea Sign Emerson Palmeiri From Roma

Chelsea Sign Emerson Palmeiri From Roma

Chelsea have signed defender Emerson Palmeiri from Roma, the Premier League champions confirmed on Tuesday night.

“Emerson Palmieri has today become the latest addition to the Blues squad after completing a transfer from Italian side Roma,” Chelsea wrote on their official website.

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

Emerson told the Chelsea website: “I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.

“English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it.”

Chelsea  director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted to welcome Emerson to the club. 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.”