Barcelona Signs Brazilian Midfielder Paulinho

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 10: Paulinho of Brazil celebrates a scored goal during a match between Brazil and Argentina as part of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mineirao stadium on November 10, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

As the pursuit of Liverpool Midfielder Philipe Coutinho seems to drag on, Barcelona have signed another Brazilian.

The Daily Mail reports that the Spanish giants have completed the signing of José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior popularly known as Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for a fee of £36.5m.

Paulinho was a former Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder, joining them from Corinthians in 2013 before leaving for China in 2015.

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