Barca to sign Brazil midfielder Paulinho

August 15, 2017
Paulinho

BARCELONA (AP):

Barcelona said it has reached a deal with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande to buy Brazil midfielder Paulinho for €40 million (US$47 million).

The Spanish club says that Paulinho will sign a four-year contract after a medical exam on Thursday.

He is set to be Barcelona's first signing since Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million (US$262 million) last week.

The 29-year-old Paulinho played for Tottenham for two seasons before moving to Guangzhou in 2015. He has made 41 appearances for the Brazil national team.

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