Paulinho Joins Barcelona
Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has finally joined Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande in a deal worth around €40m. The Brazilian has been subject of Barca’s interest for most of the summer and Barca have finally agreed a deal with the Chinese club.
Paulinho joined Guangzhou from Spurs in 2015, but his performances for Brazil have really caught the eye since he was recalled to the Seleção in 2016, scoring against Argentina in November and bagging a hat trick against Uruguay in Montevideo in March.
A statement from Guangzhou read, “We thank you for the great service and contribution you have made in Chinese football. We wish you luck in the future.”
The player will travel to Spain for a medical on Thursday and will be unveiled as a Barcelona player on the same day, as the Catalans look to spend the outlay received for Neymar.