SPORT reports that Paulinho’s agent was in Barcelona a few days ago and presented them with a 50m-euro offer from an unknown Chinese Super League club. Blaugrana is still waiting for official documents from the Asian club before making the final decision about the Brazilian’s future. Catalan giants are in a hurry after the Chinese market closes on July 11, which means that they have only five days to decide.
However, it is reported that the Barcelona board would allow Paulinho to leave if Ernesto Valverde approve. The coach asks for a “smart” midfielder who has the qualities of Andres Iniesta and those money will be used to sign this kind of player.
Moreover, Paulinho will free the place of non EU players, which means that Arthur can be signed without selling Yerry Mina.
Paulinho signed for Barca a year ago for € 40 million from Guangzhou Evergrande. If Blaugrana sell the player, they would now have 10 million euros in profit. The Brazilian played in 49 games for Barcelona last season, scored 9 goals and 2 assists.
At the moment the player is in Russia with his national team and are in very good way to win the World Cup.