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Emerson Palmieri dos Santos | Defensemen | #33

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/3/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 139

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Chelsea have announced the signing of Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a reported fee of €20 million.
Emerson has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal that will keep him under contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2022. The 23-year-old began his career at Brazilian side Santos and has been at Roma since 2015, having joined on loan before his stay was made permanent the following season. Emerson is a left-sided defender who can play as a full-back or a wing-back and is expected operate as a backup for Marcos Alonso. The Brazilian-born uncapped Italy international has missed most of the season thus far as a result of a serious knee injury, so consider him a long-term signing to provide Chelsea with much needed depth moving forward. Jan 31 - 2:21 PM