Report: Spurs agree to sell Paulinho to Guangzhou for £10.7 million

Paulinho

The Brazilian midfielder had been linked to Watford in recent days, but could now be set to team up with his former international manager in China.

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has agreed a move to Guangzhou Evergrande in China, according to ESPN Brazil, and the former Corinthians man is set to net Spurs an astonishing £10.7 million transfer fee.

With ex Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in charge of Guangzhou, he is set to make the Spurs flop his marquee signing, according to the report, and Paulinho has already agreed to snub interest from Watford that the Mail have reported recently, and join up with the manager that put such faith in him for the national team.

ESPN Brazil are even reporting that everything has been agreed between the two clubs and Paulinho, and it is just the paperwork that is holding up the deal.

This would be a superb piece of business by Tottenham

It is pretty fair to say that Paulinho has been a huge disappointment since arriving at Spurs. Signed in 2013 using a huge chunk of the money received from Gareth Bale's sale, the Brazilian international arrived after a superb Confederations Cup tournament that summer, but failed to settle in the Premier League in his debut season.

The last campaign was even worse for the 26-year-old, as Mauricio Pochettino cut him from the starting lineup for much of the season, meaning Paulinho started just three matches in the Premier League and scored twice in all competitions.

For Spurs to get anything anywhere near £10 million is plenty more than most fans would have expected.

And it may be even better than that, with ESPN reporting that Spurs are actually set to make their money back on the player.

There may be mistakes made there relating to currency exchanges, but it looks like, whatever happens, Daniel Levy has once again proved he knows how to get a good deal for a player.

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