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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Roma’s Defender

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Chelsea have signed Emerson from Roma, The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 33 shirt.

The 23-year-old Brazilian – who switched his international allegiance to Italy – has been assigned the number 33 shirt at Chelsea.

He told Chelsea’s official website: “I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.

“English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it.”

Palmieri began his career in his Brazil with Santos before joining Serie A side Palmero on loan in 2014 and Roma permanently the following season.

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He is set to provide competition for Marcos Alonso in Conte’s squad following Baba Rahman’s loan move to Schalke.

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