Transfer News Paulinho returns to Chinese Super League 11 hours ago

Ross Houston
July 10, 2018

At the last count, the Selecao midfielder made defensive contributions for Barcelona last term and was rewarded with a spot in Brazil's Selecao squad to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

After contemplating, both Barcelona and Paulinho have decided that it would be in their best interests for the player to return to China.

Brazilian worldwide Paulinho has returned to Guangzhou Evergrande after one season at Barcelona.

But Paulinho silenced his critics, becoming a goalscoring midfielder. Often, his goals made the difference and his debut goal was a last-gasp matchwinner against Getafe.

Paulinho has agreed to a move from Barcelona to Guangzhou Evergrande.

The Croatian global who has dished out impressive performances for the national team in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, is reportedly looking to leave Camp Nou and already has an offer from Bundesliga champions - Bayern Munich on his table.

The player spent nearly three years with the Chinese Super League club in his first spell, playing nearly 100 games with the giants and lifting back-to-back CSL titles. The move for Arthur would be complemented by Yerry Mina's departure in order to comply to the La Liga registration rules. This will also modify the club's transfer plan for the summer.

The PL club recently made an enquiry for the 24-year-old, looking to get him onboard to replace Wayne Rooney, who signed for American franchise - DC United earlier this month. That would have upset the left-right balance in the centre-back position, and now, it has been retained.

However, he has now returned to the Chinese Super League initially on a season-long loan deal after being offered a lucrative chance to return to the club.

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