FC Barcelona have announced their third signing in three days after completing a deal to take Emerson Royal to the Camp Nou.
On Wednesday morning, Barcelona confirmed that it had exercised its option to sign Emerson after the Brazilian spent the previous two seasons on a loan-type agreement at fellow LaLiga side Real Betis.
Emerson initially joined Barca in 2019 as part of a joint financial operation between the club and Betis, and spent the past two-and-a-half campaigns with the Seville-based outfit.
He arrives at the Camp Nou having made 73 LaLiga appearances for Betis in that period, during which he also scored four league goals and earned his first senior call-up to the Brazil national team.
The 22-year-old right-back becomes the Blaugrana's third signing ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, with the club having already confirmed the acquisitions of Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia from Manchester City.
It is expected that Barca will remain active in the market in the coming days as Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Olympique Lyon forward Memphis Depay have both been linked with moves to the Catalan giants.
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