Barcelona’s Emerson de Souza arrives at Real Betis

Brazil youth international Emerson de Souza has arrived at Real Betis after joining the club on an initial loan deal from Atletico Mineiro.

The right wing-back was playing in the South American Under-20 Championships for his nation having agreed a January switch to Los Verdiblancos.

In a convoluted deal, Emerson joins Betis on a six-month loan deal from the Brazilian club before joining Barcelona, who will cede 50% of his rights back to Betis – for whom he will play for a further two seasons.

Emerson joins Diego Lainez and Jese Rodriguez as mid-season arrivals at the Seville-based club and is now available for selection after his nation missed out for the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.

He is expected to provide competition to Antonio Barragan and Francis Guerrero for the right wing-back slot.

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