Barcelona confirm Paulinho signed permanently by Guangzhou Evergrande

Barcelona have revealed that former midfielder Paulinho has signed for Guangzhou Evergrande, who exercised their option to buy.

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The La Liga champions signed the Brazilian international from Guangzhou Evergrande for the fee of €40 million leading the club in winning La Liga and Copa Del Rey and made 49 appearances and scored 9 goals.

The 30-year-old former Tottenham player moved back in the summer on a year-long loan with option to buy with the Chinese club exercising that option spokesman Josep Vives revealed but kept quite on the figures.

“We like to explain all the details of a very good operation for all parties but we can not give figures because we are subject to a confidentiality clause with the Chinese club. That agreement obliges us all and we can not publicly explain these figures, but the agreement is good. He told AS.

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