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Barcelona sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho

Barcelona sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho

- Paulinho flew to Barcelona to complete his transfer to Barcelona

- The Brazil international joins from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande

- Paulinho's teammate says the club did not want him to leave for Spain

- The player made his name in Brazil before joining Tottenham in 2013

Brazil international Paulinho has joined Barcelona after the club activated his €40 million buyout clause.

The 29-year-old has spent the last two season playing in Asia for Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande after leaving Tottenham.

NAIJ.com gathered that the Catalans f player in on Sunday to have his medicals.

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Barcelona set to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho

Paulinho (left) celebrates a goal for his club side. Photo: Espnfc

Ernesto Valverde's side are looking to add to their squad following the world record €222m sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last week.

The ex-Corinthians star has helped Luiz Felipe Scolari's side retain their position at the top of the league as well as reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League.

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"We don't want him to go but I'm happy for him as it's a chance of a lifetime," an unnamed Guangzhou payer was quoted on sina.com.

"It is Barcelona. I'm happy for him as we have been brothers for the last two years."

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recently asked Nigerians to give their thoughts on Neymar's move to PSG in this video below;

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