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    Barca’s first signing after Neymar departure is Brazil midfielder Paulinho for US$47 million

    Aug 15, 2017
    Paulinho played for Tottenham for two seasons before moving to Guangzhou. AP

    BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says it has reached a deal with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande to buy Brazil midfielder Paulinho for €40 million (US$47 million).

    The Spanish club says that Paulinho will sign a four-year contract after a medical exam on Thursday.

    He is set to be Barcelona's first signing since Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million ($262 million) last week.

    The 29-year-old Paulinho played for Tottenham for two seasons before moving to Guangzhou in 2015. He has made 41 appearances for the Brazil national team.

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    Paulinho played for Tottenham for two seasons before moving to Guangzhou. AP
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