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Hammers table bid for full-back

By Dave Langton

West Ham have made a formal £13m bid for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, C&H can confirm.

The Hammers are desperately attempting to strengthen their backline as the transfer window nears its final weeks.

David Moyes has subsequently sanctioned an offer for Emerson as he bids to strengthen the squad, having allowed Arthur Masuaku to leave on loan earlier in the window.

Emerson has seen his route to the first-team blocked by both Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella at Stamford Bridge and went on loan to French club Lyon last season.

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He played 35 times for the French giants but has only made 33 Premier League appearances since joining Chelsea in 2018.

Emerson has a contract that runs until 2024 and the Irons are now hoping to secure his signature.

Moyes’ side are also aiming to seal a deal for a centre-back ahead of the Brighton game this weekend, with Thilo Kehrer seemingly the leading target.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Hammers table bid for full-back

  1. We table a bid for a lb who is 4th choice at a club we want to be competing with, a player who does not improve us. Moyes has said so many times he will only buy players who will improve us, not sure why he say things that he is not going to do. There are so many better labs out there like Sosa, Gromaldi that rould improve us. As for the Belgium mid some come down from Onana etc. The panic buying has just started. Another poorly planned and executed transfer window.

    • I suspect our main problem is we are not in Champions League so clubs in that position get first dibs of aspiring players. We need players who can get us into Champions league so not easy to convince them we are a better choice than current top four or even top six. We have seen the negatives of last minute deals ie. Kral and Vasic so don’t envey Moyes trying to get the right players!

  2. Players don’t want to come to West Ham, Moyes buys them and doesn’t play them. Players at this level want to play. You DON’T have to guarantee them a spot every week. Just offer them the ability to break into an up and coming team. Ask Benrahma, he has some skills to offer to the team, doesn’;t matter , Moyes will play the same team he’s been playing for the last two years. It doesn’t matter if we lose with a team of academy graduates, it does matter if we lose when we play a full team of Moyes’s favourites against a newly promoted side. Lingard sent us a message when he signed for Nottingham Forest, he didn’t believe that he would play at WHU We have the best academy in the premier league , and our graduates leave because Moyes won’t play them. Ashby , Oko-flex at all should be the players we look ro to move WHU upwards, that is the West Ham way. Not buying players who have no feeling or knowledge of our great club.

  3. Please please NO. He is poor, movement poor, concentration poor, marking poor and positioning poor. That’s all the essentials for a defender. Yes he is technically good, has a good cross on him, but he is very poor. I so hope this is just media clickbait as he will make us poorer, not better. I’d rather Moyes unleash Longelo who has always impressed me with his work rate and positional sense. Players will not improve unless they are given a chance

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