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Paulinho, the player that could be of the Barça in 2013

Paulinho, the player that could be of the Barça in 2013

Published:16/12/2015 - 19:08h


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The Catalan press has revealed that, in summer of 2013, Sandro Rosell was interested in the signing of Paulinho for the FC Barcelona after the Brazilian midfield player had won it everything with the Corinthians and showed a spectacular level in the Confederations

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As it has desvelado in the last hours the newspaper "Sport", apparently a key player in the diagrams of Luiz Felipe Scolari in the Guangzhou Evergrande, Paulinho, could have been the signing crashes of the FC Barcelona in the summer of 2013 beside the arrival of Neymar Jr, since when seeming the then president of the Barcelona club, Sandro Rosell, was very interested in the contracting of the "all-Brazilian" terrain after this won a big quantity of important titles with the Corinthians and besides showed a spectacular performance in the Glass Confederations 2013.

The quoted newspaper remembers that in 2013 Paulinho and Ralf formed the double-pivote solider of the Brazilian football, having won with the Corinthians important titles like the League (2011), the Glass Libertadores (2012), the World-wide of Clubs (2012) against Chelsea of Rafa Benítez and the Championship Paulista (2013) against the Saint FC of Neymar, that this summer ficharía by the Barça.

The case is that the brilliant performances of Paulinho with the Corinthians and later in the Glass Confederations, where erigió like Balloon of Bronze after Neymar Jr and Andrés Iniesta won the Balloon of Gold and the Balloon of Silver of the tournament, respectively, called the attention of Sandro Rosell that contacted with his surroundings and tried the signing, topando however with a Tottenham that already had advanced in the negotiations and that paid a good sum of money by the Brazilian midfield player, when having of liquidity taking into account that this same estío the "spurs" ingresaron more than 100 million euros by the traspaso of Gareth Bleat.

Paulinho Did not triumph in the two seasons that happened in the Tottenham, without adapting to the Premier League and being relegado quickly to the suplencia, until it appeared again Luiz Felipe Scolari, the one who always trusted he and knew to take out his maximum performance in the "canarinha", to carry it to the Guangzhou Evergrande in return of 13 million euros. Since, Paulinho is one of the most important players of the Asian football and does some days marked the decisive goal of the Guangzhou against the America of Mexico to advance to the semifinals of the World-wide of Clubs of Japan 2015. All a career of radical twists to his 27 years.

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