Paulinho reveals reasons that kept him at Tottenham in January
Paulinho has revealed how his wife’s pregnancy put the brakes on him leaving the club in the January transfer window.
The Brazilian, who became Spurs all-time record transfer when he signed for about £17million in 2013, has struggled to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the Premier League. Paulinho has claimed that he made no efforts to leave White Hart Lane, and decided that staying at the club was his best course of action after his wife, Barbara, became pregnant. He told UOL Esporte: "They had clubs in Brazil and Europe, but I, along with my wife who is pregnant again, and my representative decided to continue for the final months of the season. I was close to leaving, but at no time did I ask [Tottenham] to go. When the transfer window opens, every player can leave his club and find another challenge. With me it was no different. It’s hard to talk about the future but I guarantee by the end of the season [his future will be resolved]. I do not know if next season I will continue here or not."