Chelsea’s Italian defender Emerson Palmieri has joined French Ligue 1 side, Lyon, on a season-long loan. The Champions League and Euro 2020 winner joined the top Ligue 1 side for the rest of the season, and this was made known by Chelsea.
Chelsea Comfirms Emerson’s Depature
The club posted in a statement saying: “Emerson Palmieri will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 season in Ligue 1 after completing a loan move to Lyon.” “The 27-year-old defender, who can play at left-back or wing-back, will get his first taste of French football following three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge.”
During his stay with Chelsea, he made 71 appearances and secured a clean sweep of European honours, scoring a memorable late goal in our Champions League last-16 victory over Atletico Madrid. He also claimed an assist for Olivier Giroud in the 2018/19 Europa League final, initiating his thirst for silverware success in European competition following his transfer from Roma in January 2018. Emerson came off the bench in Italy’s Euro 2020 victory over England.