The Brazilian full-back is set to leave Real Betis in the summer.
has established himself as a key player forReal Betis
since his arrival at the Andalusian club in 2019. The Brazilian is co-owned byBarcelona
and Betis as both clubs have paid for his transfer from
. According toGoal.com
, 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 forSergi Roberto
as they are now well-equipped in their right-back position. Emerson is set to compete withSergino Dest
for a starting role in the Spanish side’s squad.