West Ham have announced the signing of Italy international Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea on a four-year contract.
The 28-year-old who has joined West Ham for £13million, has the option of a fifth year at the London Stadium.
The club manager David Moyes confirmed the new signing on Tuesday.
He said: “We are very pleased to welcome Emerson to West Ham United.
“He is an experienced player with a good pedigree, who has enjoyed great success at both club and international level in recent years.
“He will give us strong competition in defensive areas and brings a winning mentality that we are looking to build here at West Ham. We look forward to working with Emerson and wish him all the very best in his career with us.”
“I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here,” said Emerson.
“It’s a big challenge for me, it’s a big team, so I’m 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 about 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.”
Emerson becomes David Moyes’ seventh summer signing and makes the switch across London having won the Champions League and Europa League during his four-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Born in Brazil, Emerson moved to Italian football in 2014, was granted Italian citizenship and switched international allegiance three years later.
He has won 27 cups and was a member of Italy’s Euro 2020 winning squad.