Paulinho to depart Corinthians for Tottenham

Corinthian star Paulinho has confirmed he will leave the club to join Tottenham this summer.

Corinthian star Paulinho has confirmed he will leave the club to join Tottenham this summer.

Fresh off a commanding midfield performance for Brazil in their Confederations Cup final win over Spain on Sunday, Paulinho revealed that he will be off to North London after Corinthians accepted a reported £17million offer for his services.

"The other interest we got was of Inter Milan, but the only offer came from Tottenham," he told a press conference.

"The proposal came, we sat down, analysed it and decided. It was a big decision to go to a big club. There comes a certain point when you need new challenges."

He added: "I will not play in the Recopa (Sudamericana) because there are contractual requirements of Tottenham which cannot be discussed here.

"It was a decision that we all respect. Of course, I had a huge desire to win another title but the transfer has to be completed."

 

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