Real Betis full-back Emerson has given an interview talking about his future and how his inspiration is Dani Alves.
The 20-year-old arrived in Spain last February and is enjoying a strong season in La Liga. He has caught the eye in 2019-20 with three goals and four assists for Betis.
Emerson says he is happy to hear reports that Barca are keen to bring him to the Camp Nou ahead of schedule which would see him follow in Alves’ footsteps.
“He [Dani Alves] has always been an example for me,” he said.
“Who wouldn’t want to play at Barcelona? I’m focused at Betis and very happy here. The club opened its doors for me to come to Europe and I want to return that confidence in the best way possible. The future belongs to God.
“My adaptation has been the best possible. It’s good to know, if it’s true, that Barca are looking at bringing me in sooner than planned. It’s important because it gives me more confidence to keep working, but I’m focused on Betis and want to help the club achieve our season objectives.”
Source | UOL
The right-back has a clause in his contract allowing Barca to sign him in 2021, but there have been reports the club could try and prise him away from Betis before then.