Barcelona have secured the signing of former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho since Neymar’s departure to Parc des Princes., who has been with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande since 2015, has completed the move to the Camp Nou, as detailed by the Daily Mail.
The first offer for the Brazilian of €20 million was turned down in July, but Valverde’s side increased the offer to €40 million (£36.5m) with a specific end goal to finalize the negotiations.
‘It is an interesting open door for me to be able to play for Barcelona, the best team on the planet and encompassed by the best players’, he told ‘Mundo Deportivo’ in July.
Barcelona venture out modifying their squad with the signing of the 29-year-old. They are still on the look for a forward, with respective clubs of top targets Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho proving hard to break down.