Emerson: Ogbonna Convinced Me To Join West Ham


Italy defender Emerson Palmieri has stated that compatriot Angelo Ogbonna played a key role in his transfer move to West Ham United.

The left-back also declared that he’s well aware of the club’s rich history and tradition.

Emerson told the club’s website: “I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here. 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 see the big clubs and I always watched the big games and I know the history about West Ham. The history is so, so big for this team and of course [so are] the stadium and fans as well at this Club, so when I knew about the interest, about the team and the Club, for sure I said ‘Yes, let’s go, I want to go there’ and I’m here now!”


Emerson also is happy to be joining Italy teammates Angelo Ogbonna and Gianluca Scamacca.

He added: “I know them very well because we have played together in the…

Source: Complete Sports