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West Ham Offer Emerson in Augusto Swap Deal

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According to Italian outlet Inter Live, the Hammers have proposed a player-plus-cash deal to Inter Milan for defender Carlos Augusto.

Emerson was a mainstay under former manager David Moyes, starting most Premier League games last season.

However, with the arrival of Julen Lopetegui as manager, Emerson’s position is under scrutiny. Lopetegui’s preferred style of play might necessitate a change at left-back.

West Ham has reportedly offered Emerson Palmieri along with £16.8 million to Inter Milan in exchange for Carlos Augusto, a 25-year-old Brazilian defender.

The 29-year-old has also been linked with a move to Inter’s rivals AC Milan, with the Rossoneri seeking a replacement for Theo Hernandez who is attracting interest from Bayern Munich.

Augusto spent last season on loan at the Giuseppe Miazza from Monza but the deal became permanent when certain conditions were met.

Having played 46 times in all competitions for the Nerazzurri, the Serie A champions are said to be extremely reluctant to let the Brazilian international leave.

West Ham‘s willingness to include Emerson in a potential deal suggests that new manager Lopetegui is very keen on revamping the left-back position.

This is probably all “Paper Talk” but West Ham’s proposed player swap deal confirms once again of a period of transition under new management. Emerson Palmieri’s future at the club still appears uncertain, with Lopetegui looking to reshape the West Ham squad for the upcoming season.

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  • Deathblow says:

    We’ll definitely lose all our very best youth talent if we keep chasing bloody Brazilians and other very risky players. No pathway at all for them.
    I hope all this is sh*t talk.

    • Oliver Burns says:

      Emerson is Brazilian but plays for Italy. He is 29 years old and isn’t a great defender. I know nothing about Augusto but, if he’s a proper LB who can bring the ball forward and defend, it would be an upgrade

    • John Valentine says:

      All this paper talk really gets in my nerves going back to just looking on the whu web site for comings and goings

  • Andrew Barclay says:

    If they are good enough, they will find a path to the first team squad. We cannot however blindly rely on youth and fail to strengthen the first team squad. That is just the reality of the modern game. If you wish to be competitive and challenge for European spots, you have to continually strengthen the squad. In his defence, the new Manager does seem interested in one or two home grown players as well, such as Max Kilman at Wolves.

  • Clacton Hammer says:

    Why would Emerson want to leave WHU? He is guaranteed selection as left back, with no viable competition for his place in the team (Cresswell is too slow, 4 out of 5 games is the weak link in the team and I still haven’t forgiven him for the double red in the Europa Cup in 2022). The general wages on offer at CL teams in Italy are often lower than received in the PL , so any move would mean a reduction in salary. Emerson has a special relationship with Paquetta on the field and friendship between their families off pitch. His qualities would suit the new managers reputed style of play, confidence to bring the ball out of defence and a useful wing back.
    If there is any truth in rumour that he wishes to leave, perhaps he wants to play in a European competition or is aware that his mate may be banned or if cleared, sold to Man City, thereby leaving him isolated. Nothing in the press that I have seen to suggest that either him or his family are unhappy in London.
    If the manager has decided to move him on due to his age and transfer value, it would seem to be too drastic a step this transfer window, with so many players leaving at the end of their contracts and the disruption so many new faces in the team will cause.

  • Steveo says:

    I have to also say I am not sure about keep chasing these Brazilians. I would take Augusta though while Emerson is a good player he switches of defensively which did cost us goals last season.We do need to get better players sentiment will not make us a better team

  • Shannon says:

    What utter rubbish!

  • Vaughany says:

    Emerson is a good player. No way can we start season off with cresswell he us way to slow .
    Clearly money is the problem as usual with Sullivan
    Cresswell and now Johnson looks like he will resign .
    The same thing will happen again with 14 players including 2 keepers .The rest of the team will be sub standard crap

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