Barca ‘can’t believe’ Spurs paid £26m for Emerson after only three appearances

Barcelona officials still can't believe they were able to sell Emerson Royal to Tottenham over the summer for £26million.

Emerson, 22, only made three appearances for Barcelona during his two-and-a-half-year stay in Catalonia, having moved from Brazil as a youngster.

The Brazilian moved to Spain on a 'joint operational fee' with Real Betis, where he spent most of his time in Spain, who shared his transfer fee with Barca.

Emerson was officially revealed as a Barca player on August 2, and he went on to make three appearances at the Camp Nou before leaving for Spurs.

And, according to The Telegraph, Barca officials still can't believe the amount they made on the full-back.

Emerson had impressed for Real Betis, so much so that Barca paid the €9million (£7.5million) clause to purchase him outright.

Barca were then able to turn almost a £20million profit on the Brazilian two months later when he moved to Spurs.

The 22-year-old has been a regular fixture in Antonio Conte's side this season, and he's made 18 appearances for the Lilywhites.

Emerson has only not started two games under Conte, despite questions he may not be able to play in Conte's famous 3-5-2 system.

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Barcelona are going through well-documented financial woes.

The Catalan side had to part ways with their most famous son, Lionel Messi, over the summer due to not having the funds to be able to re-sign the Argentine.

And recently, Barca were only able to register Ferran Torres due to Samuel Umtiti taking a pay cut.

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