Young Brazilian fullback Emerson Aparecido Leite De Souza Junior is edging for a move to join La Liga side Real Betis.
Betis are keen on beefing up their backfield this latter half of the campaign and talks are in the pipeline to bring Emerson from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.
The 20-year-old will act as a backup for Diego Lainez in Quique Setien side when the move goes through. He has also emerged as a target for Arsenal.
Emerson who will join Betis this month is currently representing his native Brazil at the 2019 South American U20 Championship. While Betis get to have their player, La Liga holders Barcelona already hold the rights to own the player in the future.
It is understood Emerson is part of a deal that will see him move later to join the Catalans. Barcelona inked a deal that will see them land the player first-hand in the future should interest pour in for the 20-year-old.
The deal is still is cooking, and is understood to be nearing a good conclusion.
Emerson is a fine defender and would definitely be a good boost to Setien’s side and his acquisition by Barcelona which is on the horizon will play a huge part in the club’s trophy chase in the future.