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OFFICIAL: Paulinho will play in Saudi Arabia next season

Published:23/07/2021 - 09:42h

Updated:23/07/2021 - 09:42h

Paulinho, a former FC Barcelona player, has been without a team until now and it seemed that he could return to Europe after his time in China. However, the Brazilian has opted for money from Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia, where he will play until 2024

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Paulinho, ex player of the FC Barcelona​​ and ex of the Guangzhou, has been an entirely free player from does more than a month. The midfield player desligó of the Chinese group and up to now has been a footballer without team that could arrive free to any club. It commented , therefore, that the Brazilian could return to Europe and even he same tried 'sell' to the Barça to go back to which went his house does some years.

"The Barça is a team that know well. I happened an unforgettable year there, so much in the club as in the city, and win the League and the Glass of Rey. If had another opportunity, and was something well so much for me as for my family, would go loved. The subject of the money neither the length of the agreement would be a problem, never has been it, and less if it is the Barça the team that calls you", commented the mediocampista does a month in an interview for 'Sportive World'.

But the weeks have gone happening and the Barça neither much less has thought in the ex of the Tottenham for his new project. To the margin of the culés, seems that any another club of level in Europe has wanted to bet by him, since finally the player has decided to engage with another club of a lower league. From this course that comes,P aulinho will play in the To the-Ahli of Saudi Arabia, group with which has signed already until 2024.

The money could have been key so that the midfield player take this decision, since in the To the-Ahli will pay him a wage of almost 4,5 million annual euros. Any leading club in the big Leagues would have spent this in a footballer of almost 33 years that comes of China and that already has given his best football. Thus, the one of Sao Paulo has said "yes" to the golden retreat that offer him in the Saudi league.

The Athletic could have contacted with Paulinho

It fits to say that it does several weeks in Brazil and in Turkey explained that the paulista had an offer of the Athletic of Madrid on of the table. The colchoneros were looking for a half of his profile and purportedly contacted with him. However, it seems that this did not happen of rumour, since the colchoneros have finish fichando to Rodrigo Of Paul for his midfield, forgetting of this form of a Paulinho that seems that it will not go back to play never more in the European football.

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