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Real Betis rule out Barcelona signing Emerson before 2021

The youngster has impressed at the Benito Vilamarin

Real Betis Balompie v SD Eibar SAD - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images

Real Betis sporting director Alexis Trujillo has ruled out the possibility of Emerson joining Barcelona before 2021.

The full-back is co-owned by the two clubs and there has been speculation Barca could look to bring him to the Camp Nou early after some impressive performances.

However, Trujillo has played down those rumors and is fully expecting to keep hold of the 21-year-old until next year.

“We’re really happy with Emerson’s adaptation to the team’s play and with what he is offering,” he said.

”We think he is a player who is getting better and we don’t know where his limit is. But what is true is that Emerson will be with us until June 30, 2021.

”There is no possibility for Barcelona to sign him before then. There is no clause that says that.”

Source | Radio Betis

Emerson is enjoying a strong season for Rubi’s side and has three goals and five assists in his 17 La Liga outings this season.

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