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Paulinho considering a return to China


Barcelona star is considering offers from China.

Brazil and Barcelona star Paulinho has admitted of getting offers from Chinese League. But the midfielder has also instead that no decision has been taken.

Paulinho has been a part of the various club since the start of his career. Paulinho began his playing career with Pao de Acucar in 2004.  He then moved to Lithuanian side FC Vilnius in 2006.

Between 2006 and 2013, Paulinho moved on from one club to another. He was a part of clubs like Lodz, Bragantino and Corinthians. He played a total of 284 games representing and scored on 60 occasions before joining Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. The English side signed the Brazilian midfielder for £17 million which was a record transfer fee at that time.

The player represented the English side for 67 games and scored on 10 occasions.

The Brazilian star then went on to play Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande for €14 million (£9.9 million) signing a four-year deal. On 11 July 2015 he debuted for the Chinese side in a  2–0 away victory against Changchun Yatai. On 25 August 2015, Paulinho scored his first goal for Guangzhou with a 35-yard free-kick in the first leg of a 2015 AFC Champions League knock-out stage match against Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol.

He played for 3-years with the Chinese side before heading to Spanish giants Barcelona. He represented the Chinese side in 95 games and scored on 28 occasions.

On 14 August 2017, Paulinho joined Barcelona for a fee of €40 million. since then he has played 49 matches and has scored in 9 occasions for the La Liga and Copa Del Rey winners last season.

Paulinho accepted in a statement about the Chinese offer. He said, “I’m going to Barcelona to talk to my representative about this matter. I have an offer from China and another from another club, although it is not certain that I will go. We have to talk.”



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