Get French Football News features writer Adam White thinks that Emerson Palmieri joining Ligue 1 side Lyon from Chelsea is a great deal.
The full-back saw his game time limited at Stamford Bridge as he has fallen down the pecking order behind both Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso for a place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI, before his move to the French club was announced later last month.
The Italian international featured for Italy at Euro 2020 in four games, including the final against England, with Emerson adding a Euros winners medal to his collection. This goes with his Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup winners’ medals.
Adam White believes Emerson is a good signing for Lyon, telling Football FanCast: “It’s a good signing, I think. It’s amazing that an Italian international who played at the Euros is third choice at Chelsea at left-back as there’s two guys in front of him
“It’s quite amazing and I think for that reason he’s a solid player as he’s proven for Italy,05 and he’s a good fit at Lyon.”
Journalist Fabrizio Romano also reported that Chelsea are still working to sell Emerson Palmieri, with Lyon talks progressing but Napoli hope that Emerson waits for their proposal in the coming days.