Transfer Talk: Tottenham begin their march towards pipping Arsenal with the signing of Paulinho
Tottenham have sealed the signing of Brazilian powerhouse, Paulinho after the the Brazil international confirmed his departure at a press conference yesterday, a day after lifting the Confederations Cup with Brazil.
Later, Corinthians confirmed on their website that Tottenham have agreed to pay €20 million (£17m) release clause in Paulinho’s contract.
The Brazilian midfielder was emotional while bidding farewell to his old club and vowed to return one day.
“It’s hard to say anything at a moment like this, but I am sure those were three wonderful years in my career, with many titles and working with the right people, who always helped me,” Paulinho said.
“What I have to say to Corinthians is ‘see you soon’. Pretty soon I’ll be back, owing to everything you have done for me”, he added.