Emerson arrives at Betis on loan from Atletico Mineiro, Barca involved

Barcelona strike €12m deal for Atletico Mineiro's Emerson

Barcelona strike €12m deal for Atletico Mineiro's Emerson

FC Barcelona have already made a couple signings in the January transfer, but the club have now confirmed their third singing for the 2019/2020 season.

LaLiga giants FC Barcelona have agreed a deal with Atlético Mineiro for the transfer of defender Emerson.

For weeks Barcelona and Betis have been working on bringing the 20 year old to Europe.

However, prior to his move to Barca, he will head to La Liga for the remainder of the campaign on a half-season loan to Real Betis, the Seville club have announced.

Osako's 2 goals send Japan to Asian Cup final
He converted from the penalty spot 11 minutes later after VAR confirmed Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji's handball in the area. The UAE's biggest success in the tournament was to play in the 1996 Asian Cup final.

Previously, he had played for Brazilian side Ponte Preda, making just three appearances in the league for the club.

Emerson has represented the Brazil national team on various youth levels and is now away on global duty with the Selecao's U20 side in the South American U20 Championship that is being held in Chile and finishes on February 10. They now operate with Portuguese worldwide Nelson Semedo as the first-choice with utility man Sergi Roberto providing cover in the position.

According to a statement on the club's website, the 20-year-old Emerson, who penned a five-year deal valued at €12m from Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian topflight will join the Camp Nou dwellers on July 1.

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