Corinthians midfielder Paulinho explains rejecting Inter Milan move

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has explained turning down Inter Milan in January.

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has explained turning down Inter Milan in January.

Paulinho says the financial advantages of a European move were appealing but did not feel it was the right point in his career.

He told Sportv: "I received two offers from Inter Milan. I decided to stay because it wasn't the right moment to go.

"The financial side was very good but I always place my career ahead of the money. Time will tell when it will be the right moment.

"When a player wants a new challenge, he insists, but when he doesn't want to go, he insists as well.

"The national team is one of the reasons why I stayed, as the manager had changed. If I had gone, it would have been a new beginning."

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