Emerson is reportedly planning to shun interests from top Premier League clubs and join Barcelona this summer.
The Brazil youngster has been a top transfer target for both Arsenal and Liverpool, but the 20-year-old would give the Catalans future rights to his services.
He currently plays for Atletico Mineiro in his country and has been tipped has one of the south American starlets to move to Europe.
The Mirror quoting Spanish news outlet Marca however reports that the 20-year-old is close to sealing a move to join Real Betis as soon as he returns from representing Brazil in the 2019 South American Under 20 Championship.
His move to Benito Villamarín Stadium outfit has been described as a joint transfer deal which includes Barca as the the Catalan club will pay part of the transfer fee.
They will also reserve a percentage of his rights and have first option of securing his services in the future.
Tipped as one for the future, the highly-rated youngster could have added much-needed full-back cover for both Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Gunners have just lost Hector Bellerin for the rest of the season with a knee injury, whilst Jurgen Klopp’s side are without Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez for the time being.
Continentour.com.ng earlier reported that Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool are battling for the signature of Brazil youngster Emerson.
The 20-year-old defender currently plays for Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian League and his superb performances has attracted interests from top European clubs this transfer window.
His current deal with the Estadio Independencia outfit until 2022 having joined them from Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in April 2018.
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