Corinthians director of football Roberto de Andrade has heaped praise on new Tottenham signing Paulinho.

Paulinho completed his move to Spurs yesterday.

"I want to thank Paulinho for everything he has done for Corinthians," Andrade said.

"We will never forget him - the great person he is - and his national team title (the Confederations Cup with Brazil) is well-deserved.

"Corinthians are proud for having had a player like him. It's fair he continues his life at an English club, to know a new culture."