Livorno forward Paulinho ’95 per cent certain to move abroad’ according to agent Eugenio AscariIt was a tough season for Livorno and Paulinho could now depart
Eugenio Ascari is certain Livorno striker Paulinho will move abroad this summer but admits no concrete offers have been submitted yet.
Ascari, the Brazilian’s agent, spoke to TuttoUdinese about the 28-year-olds future after his current club finished bottom of Serie A and therefore were relegated.
Despite Livorno’s unsuccessful season, Paulinho impressed and scored 15 times for Granata and that tally of goals is likely to earn him a summer transfer.
Paulinho’s encouraging performances in the 2013/14 campaign have given agent Ascari confidence that his client will move on.
Football Italia quoted the Brazilian’s agent, he said: “At the moment, there is still nothing concrete. I’ve read in the newspapers about the interest from Torino, Udinese and Palermo – I’m delighted to hear those rumours.
“But only when there’s something concrete will I comment properly. Every day there is new rumour, but we’re still early in the transfer window.”
Paulinho’s agent went on to reveal that he believes Livorno would accept around €9 or €10 million for the forward.
Ascari also foresees the Brazilian moving away from Italy, he added: “I think Livorno will only accept between €9m-€10m, so therefore it’ll be tough for an Italian club to get him. I’m 95 per cent sure that he’ll go abroad.”