Barcelona have completed their third signing of the summer already with Brazil defender Emerson Royal joining from Real Betis.

Emerson initially joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in January 2019 in a three-way deal also involving Betis, which saw the full-back join the Andalusian club on loan.

Barca have now exercised their option to bring the 22-year-old back to the Nou Camp.

The club has already agreed on deals to sign Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia this week.

Argentina striker Aguero and Spain centre-back Garcia will join Ronald Koeman’s side on a free transfer when their City contracts expire at the end of this month.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has also been strongly linked with a free transfer move to the Catalan club as well and Lyon captain and fellow Dutch compatriot, Memphis Depay, is also linked to joining the Catalans on a free transfer.

Emerson made 79 appearances in all competitions for Betis, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.

He played more minutes than any other Betis player last season as Manuel Pellegrini’s side finished sixth in La Liga to qualify for the Europa League.

He has represented Brazil at the Under-20 and Under-23 level before winning his first senior cap in November 2019.

Barcelona are looking for players to support Lionel Messi’s cause of winning titles once again and the Copa del Rey victory has made Messi believe that the youngsters at the club are destined for greatness.

It is likely that Messi will renew his contract given the signings being made, especially, Aguero who is very close to his fellow countryman.