Transfer: Real reason I left Chelsea for EPL rivals – Emerson Palmieri

West Ham United’s new signing, Emerson Palmieri has given a reason he left Chelsea to join David Moyes’ side.

West Ham United on Tuesday evening announced the signing of Palmieri from Chelsea.

The Italy international signed a four-year contract with a one-year option for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old becomes West Ham’s seventh new signing this summer.

Reacting, Palmieri said he left Chelsea to join West Ham because of the club’s history, adding that the Hammers is a big team.

“I am very happy to be here and to arrive here,” Palmieri was quoted by West Ham’s official website as saying.

“It is a big challenge for me, it is a big team, so I am very happy to be here and I’m ready.

“Personally, since the first day I arrived here in England, I always saw the big clubs and I always watched the big games and I knew the history of West Ham. The history is so, so big for this team and so when I knew about the interest for sure I said ‘Yes, let’s go, I want to go there’ and I’m here now!

“I can’t wait to get started in a West Ham shirt.”

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