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Emerson: I will play for Barcelona next season

Sat 29 May 2021 | 10:04

The Brazilian full-back is set to leave Real Betis in the summer.


has established himself as a key player for

Real Betis

since his arrival at the Andalusian club in 2019. The Brazilian is co-owned by


and Betis as both clubs have paid for his transfer from

Atletico Mineiro

. According to


, Barcelona have informed Betis that they will activate their option to take sole ownership of the young defender for €9m.

"You all know I have a contract with Barcelona starting June 1,"

Emerson said at a press conference.

"It's a three-year contract, the press is speaking about it and I think Barcelona is contacting Betis and made it clear they're counting on me for next season.

"I'm glad, it's a club I have dreamt of playing for since I started in football. To be recognised like that is a big thing for me, every player wants to play for Barcelona. I want togo there and show what I can do and establish myself at my position."

Asked if the deal to take him to Camp Nou was done, Emerson added:

"I can say that, yes. They've always said they were counting on me for next season. Having this recognition is a great thing for a footballer.

"These are the fruits of my work, I'll be at Barcelona if that's God's will."

Barcelona are keen to find potential suitors for

Sergi Roberto

as they are now well-equipped in their right-back position. Emerson is set to compete with

Sergino Dest

for a starting role in the Spanish side’s squad.

source: SportMob