West Ham have completed the signing of Italy left back Emerson from Chelsea.

The left back has signed a 4-year contract with the option of an additional year in a deal worth around £15m in total.

ExWHUemployee first broke the news of our interest in bringing in Emerson a few weeks ago, and the club have worked hard to secure the deal to help bolster our back line.

Emerson is known for providing pace and power as a left-back and left wing-back role, a position David Moyes has been keen to strengthen for some time.

“I’m very happy to be here and to arrive here,” the Italian told the clubs Official Website.

“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.”

Manager David Moyes is also delighted to welcome Emerson, with the boss highlighting a key winning mentality to add to the dressing room.

“He is an experienced player with a good pedigree, who has enjoyed great success at both club and international level in recent years,” said the boss.

“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.”