One of the more underrated subplots heading into the summer is how Emerson Royal’s contractual situation will go. The full-back is co-owned by Real Betis and Barcelona. The two clubs will need to come to some sort of agreement this summer, and the decision could have a profound impact on the clubs.
Emerson made sure to let us know he was purely focused on Betis as of now. We’ll just have to wait and see if that focus holds out if Betis try and keep him this summer.
“I don’t think about Barcelona or anyone else, only Betis,” he said.
“We have ten important games and we want to get the maximum of them out if possible. When the season is over, then I will start to think about my future.
“Europe will be a huge boost of course. For me and for all the players that are here. We deserve to put Betis where it needs to be because it is a spectacular club and it has to always be fighting for important things.”
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The latest rumors have suggested Emerson will move to Barca in the summer and the club will then decide whether to keep him or sell to the highest bidder. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen on the 22-year-old.