Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande have today confirmed that they have signed Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for a fee of £9.8m.
The midfielder will earn a lucrative £90,000 per-week at his new club after things went far from plan since his move to Spurs in the summer of 2013 for £17m from Brazil.
Daniel Levy has managed to recoup £9.8m from the transfer, meaning that the club lose just £7.2m from the original transfer just a couple of year ago, and fans believe that the chairman is a ‘genius’.
The move ends rumours of a move to Premier League new-boys Watford, despite the players not being keen on a move to Watford anyway and wanted a move abroad, which is exactly what he has got with a move to China.
Here is how the Spurs fans have reacted to Paulinho leaving the club.
Paulinho has been sold!
— TheHotspurInsider (@HotspurInsider) June 29, 2015
Ok so Paulinho is gone, next out the door has to be Chiriches, closely followed by Kaboul and Capoue! #SellSellSell
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) June 29, 2015
£10mil for Paulinho? Levy you genius 😂
— francesca (@diernamite) June 29, 2015
Quite fitting that the first of the not so magnificent seven should be the first to depart. Thanks for everything and nothing, Paulinho. — Callum (@CallumHaymes) June 29, 2015