Chelsea loan out Emerson Palmieri to Ligue 1 giants Lyon.
The 27-year old full-back has completed a loan move to Lyon on a season-long deal.
He has struggled for minutes at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Roma in 2018 and would now play for Lyon for the entire 2021/22 season.
Lyon has made the option to purchase him outright next summer.
He made 71 appearances for the Blues in his three-and-a-half years spell and are behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
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Lyon said in an official statement: “Olympique Lyonnais announces the arrival on loan of defender and double European Champion (with Italy and Chelsea), Emerson Palmieri, through June 30, 2022.
“This loan, for a fee of €500,000, to which could be added a maximum of €500,000 in bonuses, will include a purchase option.
“Olympique Lyonnais welcomes the arrival of Emerson, who will be the third player, defender and Italian international in the history of the club, after Fabio Grosso (2007-2009) and Mattia de Sciglio last season last season.”