Barcelona makes Emerson Royal their third summer signing.
The 22-year old defender has joined the Catalan giants on a deal that runs until 2024.
Barcelona have exercised their option to bring Emerson back to the Nou Camp for €9 million.
This is Barcelona’s third signing of the season with Man City duo Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia joining this week.
A Barca statement read: “FC Barcelona have informed Real Betis Balompie that they are exercising their right to bring back Emerson Royal from July 1 after two seasons on loan at the Andalusian club.
“Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 14 January 1999, Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior, better known as Emerson Royal, is an attacking right-back who will be involved in the upcoming Copa America with the Brazilian national team.
“The defender will bring pace and an attacking dimension to the right wing as the Brazilian has scored five goals and created 10 assists with Betis, the club at which he has played since a three-way agreement was reached involving Atletico Mineiro in January 2019.”