Out with the Old, In with the New? 

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West Ham United could see a player from the David Moyes era head for the exit door this summer. Left-back Emerson Palmieri is reportedly “ready to leave” the club, according to Italian outlet Leggo.

With Julen Lopetegui replacing Moyes at the helm, West Ham are expected to undergo a tactical shift. Lopetegui’s possession-based style might require different personnel, and Emerson’s desire to leave could be a sign of things to come.

Despite signing a permanent deal worth £15 million in 2022 and having a contract until 2026, Emerson seems eager for a move away.

The 29-year-old is reportedly attracting interest from his former club, Roma. They view him as a potential replacement for Leonardo Spinazzola. Emerson might be open to a return to familiar surroundings, having played 47 games for Roma before joining Chelsea in 2018.

The Hammers’ position on Emerson’s potential departure remains unclear. If Lopetegui sees him as a key player in his plans, Emerson might be convinced to stay.

However, if he’s set on leaving, West Ham would ideally recoup a significant portion of the £15 million they invested in him. Selling Emerson could also free up funds for potential new signings, especially considering Financial Fair Play regulations.

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  • Adam says:

    Don’t want Emerson to leave he has been a great player for us

    • Matt Palmer says:

      Agree. Think he is very good and I would be very surprised if he couldn’t fit into any new system.

  • D.f.butcher says:

    Wouldn’t call him great ? Alright going forward , rubbish defensively .

    • bullsh*t man says:

      Lazy stereotype. Made more tackles than any of our other players last year.

  • Ray Stewart’s Right Peg says:

    Only few weeks ago there were stories here that Emerson was going to be a key part in J-Lo’s new possession based football. As seems to be regularly occurring on this site now, it seems to be another U turn in reporting.

  • Eddy Trivett says:

    I hope he stays, coach needs to improve his defensive qualities, but surely we would make a profit on him if he were to leave, sad though it is.

  • Benny the Aussie says:

    He needs to stay, he was effective and positive in spite of Moyes park the bus from the car park to the attacking 6 yard line.

  • Jeeps says:

    Would rather see the donkey Zoom(a) go out the door.
    Apparently whu are looking for somebody to make a substantial offer for him.
    Don’t imagine even the Saudi’s are that stupid!!

  • David Sutton says:

    Not had a count up yet, but just into the 2nd week of June and already been linked to at least 50 players. No signings, but apparently wanted to do some early business?

  • Derek Brown says:

    Sick to death of reading every five minutes West Ham are going to sign another player but as usual it doesn’t happen thought Steiden was the king of transfers.

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