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Emerson says he could make Barcelona switch soon

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The champions have the option to sign the Betis full-back

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Real Betis full-back Emerson is hoping that he could join up with Barcelona soon and also says he is dreaming of playing with Lionel Messi.

The right-back is co-owned by Barcelona and Betis after the two clubs struck a deal to bring the defender to Spain from Atletico Mineiro for €12 million in January.

Emerson has become a regular for the Andalusians, but Barca do have an option to bring him to the Camp Nou for €6m in 2021.

The 20-year-old has given a big interview to Mundo Deportivo where he’s talked about his future and is hopeful he will end up at the Camp Nou soon.

”In my head I’m clear that I will go to Barcelona and that I will play to win the Champions League,” he said.

”Barcelona talk a lot with my agent and say that I’m doing well, to keep working, so soon I might go to Barcelona.

“Yes, there is a clause [for him to leave before 2021] but if I go to Barcelona, ​​Barça must pay a fine, which I don’t know how much it is.

“It’s a dream to play with Messi, the best in the world. It is amazing and more if you see it up close. I want to tell my son that I played with Messi.”

Source | Mundo Deportivo

Emerson has featured in 12 of Betis’ 14 La Liga appearances this season, scoring against Villarreal and Celta Vigo and picking up three assists.