‘Nooooooooooooooooooooo’ ‘£20M Minimum’ Fans React As Italian Giants Enquire About Signing West Ham Star

AC Milan have “made a move” for West Ham left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist claims that the Rossoneri have identified the 29-year-old as a potential replacement for Theo Hernandez.

After having an outstanding season for the Hammers, supporters on X would be very reluctant to see Emerson leave the London Stadium:

A transfer will depend on how much Milan are willing to pay for Emerson

While Irons fans are understandably unenthusiastic about the fullback leaving, clubs do have to be practical in their decision-making.

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that Emerson is keen on returning to Italy, and West Ham may need to keep an open mind, especially if they receive a good enough offer.

The defender joined from Chelsea two years ago and his contract expires in 2026, so cashing in this summer can’t be completely ruled out. His value will begin to depreciate if he remains with the team for another year.

Who would West Ham sign as a replacement?

A couple of potential names have been mentioned as targets in recent months. Fenerbahce’s Ferdi Kadioglu has been linked pretty regularly.

The Turkish international is said to be valued at around £30m, though, making him a costly purchase. The Hammers have also reportedly been scouting Gent’s Archie Brown, who would probably be a much cheaper alternative.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.