Saturday, August 17, 2019

Paulinho ‘dream move’ on hold

Corinthians will speak to Brazilian international Paulinho as soon as the Confederations Cup is over, with the midfielder reportedly closing in on a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 24 year old, who has been on the radar of manager Andre Villas Boas for some time, has admitted that he would be ‘fulfilling a dream’ by playing in the Barclay’s Premier League.

Sky Sports understands that Spurs have matched the player’s €20 buy-out clause, and Corinthians director Duilio Monteiro Alves is waiting to discuss the proposed move once he returns from international duty.

During his time with Corinthians, Paulinho has won both the State and National championships, the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA World Club Cup.

The midfielder has made fifteen appearances for Brazil, scoring four goals, including the equaliser against England in the Maracana earlier this month.

Should the move be finalised, he will link up with international teammate Sandro, who missed the second half of last season with knee ligament damage.

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Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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