Neymar: I Want Paulinho Join Barcelona
FC Barcelona striker Neymar Junior is hoping his Brazil team-mate who is now playing for Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League, Jose Paulo Bezzera Maciel Junior aka Paulinho, is a member of the Blaugrana squad Agen Sbobet.
Neymar admitted confident that Paulinho could be a good player addition to Barcelona. 28-year-old player was seen Neymar can improve the quality of the team.
“Paulinho is my friend in the world of football, I want him to join Barca because with players like him we will get a lot of things,” Neymar said as quoted by the US.
As reported by ESPN, Guangzhou Evergrande is said to have turned down an offer of 20 million euros (about Rp 306 billion) to release Paulinho. However, it is not mentioned from the club what the offer came for.
Guangzhou admitted flattered by the interest of the club who made the offer. However, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s landing team intends to keep the players in the club.
Paulinho has been playing in Guangzhou since imported from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer market in 2015. Since then, the former Corinthians player has become the spirit of team play in midfield.
In the 2017 season, Paulinho has scored six goals for Guangzhou or just one adrift of his best achievement of the 2016 season. In fact, at the moment, the Chinese League season has just entered the second round.