The Italy international has never really managed to nail down a regular spot at club level, but he has always been in the Italy squad and has often got the nod for his country.

Fortunately, tomorrow he will start for his country in the semi-final of the Euros against Spain, due to a very unfortunate injury to Leonardo Spinazzola.

But not only is Emerson playing for his country for a place in the final of the Euros, he is also playing for his future and has a chance to show potential suitors exactly what he can do.

Chelsea will hope he puts in an impressive performance, because they are asking for 25m euros for him this summer, according to Sky Italy’s Angelo Mangiante. He’s been reportedly link with a move back to his former club, AS Roma.

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