Paulinho Go to Barcelona, Guangzhou Captain: Good luck!
Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi insists that Paulinho will continue his career in Barcelona, after the Catalan giants transfer request was approved by the player himself Bandar Bola.
Many sources claim the Brazilian midfielder has flown to Spain on Saturday (12/8), to complete the process move to Barca. Mentioned Blaugrana has agreed clause release from the former penggawa Spurs is worth 40 million Euros.
Speaking after his team buckling Henan Jianye 2-1 in the Chinese Super League, Zheng Zhi revealed that Paulinho hardly wait to return to Europe, and wish it would materialize in the next few days.
“We have to lose a key player like Paulinho. Our line-up and style of play will be affected by his move, because it is impossible for us to get a replacement in the season, “said Guangzhou captain.
“But we want to say to Paulinho ‘May Be Successful’. His transfer to one of the biggest clubs like Barcelona from the Super League of China is a memory for both parties and also the Chinese League itself. ”
Paulinho began his career playing in Asia, after leaving Tottenham Hotspur in 2015. He then joined Guangzhou, and for two seasons Paulinho managed to donate six trophies for his team.
Two Chinese Super League titles, one Asian Champions League, and three other domestic titles he managed to put in his trophy cabinet.
Not to forget the coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari was commenting on the 29-year midfielder: “Paulinho is a fantastic player who has a brilliant track record at club and national team,”
“The amount of big money that Barcelona pays to buy Pauliho is a huge legacy for his club, Guangzhou Evergrande. We hope the best always accompanies his future, “said the former coach of Brazil’s national team.
Besides Pauliho, Barca reportedly also getting closer to bring in two players sensational, Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund) and Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool). Barca transfer wriggling increasingly felt after they lost the mainstay player Neymar, who joined to PSG. (Source: ESPN)