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An English-type midfielder is heading to the Camp Nou.

Talking after Guangzhou Evergrande beat Henan Jianye 2-1 within the Chinese language Tremendous League on Sunday, Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed Barcelona paid to signal Paulinho and wished the Brazilian midfielder “all one of the best.” In accordance with Mundo Deportivo, the footballer is flying to the UK and can arrive in Spain on Monday. He’ll reportedly full a switch valued at about €forty million and put pen to paper on a 4-yr contract.

“Paulinho is a participant with excessive particular person high quality, he’s an impressive participant,” Scolari stated, per ESPN FC’s Michael Church. “The excessive worth paid by Barcelona to be able to signal him is a robust recognition of Guangzhou Evergrande Soccer Membership. We want him all one of the best and that he can embrace a shiny future.”

Scolari declared: “Dropping Paulinho is a loss from Evergrande, however it’s a good factor for Chinese language soccer. It proves that the world’s main golf equipment are taking note of the Chinese language Tremendous League.

Scolari and Paulinho are two of the faces from Brazil‘s embarrassing defeat to Germany on the 2014 World Cup. They fled to Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015, and, beneath the Brazilian supervisor, the participant resurrected his profession and returned to the Selecao’s squad for 2018 World Cup qualifying. It appeared like a surprising choice by Tite on the time, however few are questioning his judgment after Paulinho’s hat-trick within the nationwide staff’s four-1 win away to Uruguay.

In July, Paulinho admitted to contact between his agent and Barcelona, stating “it is troublesome to determine” and “there are various issues I have to weigh.”

Barcelona’s signing of Paulinho will mark the Blaugrana’s first in the summertime switch window following Neymar‘s extraordinary €222-million switch to Paris Saint-Germain.