Football news - Barcelona agree deal to sign Brazilian Emerson from Atletico Mineiro in July
Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old Brazilian Emerson from Atletico Mineiro for €12 million (£10.45m) and the right back will join the club in July, the Spanish champions said on Thursday.
The Brazil Under-20 international, who has made 23 appearances for Mineiro, will spend the rest of this season on-loan at fellow Spanish top flight side Real Betis.
Emerson is Barca's fifth signing of a busy January following the loan arrivals of Jeison Murillo and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Barcelona also reached a deal in early January to sign Jean-Clair Todibo of Toulouse, with the Frenchman initially set to join at the end of the season.
Barca issued a statement late on Thursday, however, saying the 19-year-old would instead be joining the club immediately.
"Barcelona and Toulouse have arrived at an agreement for the French player Jean-Clair Todibo, with whom Barca had previously agreed to incorporate beginning on July 1, 2019, to instead join the Catalan club with immediate effect," Barcelona said.
"The 19-year-old will sign for the next four and a half seasons, through the end of the 2022/23 season."