During the last summer transfer window, Olympique Lyonnais smelled the good move by being loaned Emerson, the double European champion, with Chelsea in the Champions League and with Italy at the Euro. The left side was blocked by competition from Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso at his post and was therefore forced to find a point of fall. In the Rhône, the Italo-Brazilian convinced very quickly and he played 16 of the 19 league games played by the Lyonnais.
His return to form did not go unnoticed in London, where Thomas Tuchel would be a “fan” of his profile according to The Athletic. Also according to the English media, the Blues, who are looking for a left side after the injury until the end of the season of Ben Chilwell, would be ready to offer nearly 4M euros to end the loan. An offer already refused by the Lyon board. There is no doubt that it will be necessary to be convincing if the Blues wish to repatriate a player who feels good in Lyon and who is appreciated by the supporters.
▪️ #CFC want him back – have had a £ 3.3m compensation bid knocked back – Tuchel a fan▪️ Has impressed in France – Lyon fans would be furious if he was allowed to return▪️ Emerson is happy in Lyon – will take some convincing📝 @SJohnsonSport & @ MarkCarey93
– The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) January 12, 2022