Barcelona confirm signing of Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for fee of €40m

Paulinho moves to Barcelona for a fee of €40m (£37m) and will have a buyout clause of €120m (£109m).

The 29-year-old Brazil midfielder spent two largely unsuccessful years at Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2015 but enjoyed a more fruitful time in the Far East, scoring 27 goals in 95 appearances for the Chinese Super League club.

Barca said in a statement: “Paulinho will undergo a club medical on Thursday and the signing of the contract and the official presentation of the new FC Barcelona player will also take place on Thursday with the following timetable.”

At 12.45pm the signing of the contract at the President Suñol suite in a private event.

At 1.15pm, official presentation at the South Goal end at Camp Nou.

At 1.45pm, official photo session on the field at Camp Nou

At 2.15pm, press conference in the Ricard Maxenchs press room at Camp Nou.

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