Previous
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur
2
2
FT
Game Details
West Bromwich Albion
Liverpool
0
0
FT
Game Details
Espanyol
Barcelona
0
2
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Aston Villa
3
2
FT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Lille
6
1
FT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Elche
3
0
FT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Hertha Berlin
1
0
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
AS Roma
2
1
FT
Game Details
Columbus Crew
Philadelphia Union
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Real Salt Lake
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
Sporting Kansas City
12:30 AM GMT Apr 26, 2015
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
DC United
2:30 AM GMT Apr 26, 2015
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Paulinho confirms he will join Tottenham

Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed he will join Tottenham from Corinthians.

- Fitch: What Paulinho will bring

Paulinho, 24, has long been a target for Andre Villas-Boas and after Brazil's Confederations Cup final win over Spain, he revealed he is headed for the Premier League next season.

Inter Milan were also reportedly interested in the midfielder's services, but Paulinho insists it was an easy decision to accept an offer from Spurs.

"The other interest we got was of Inter Milan, but the only offer came from Tottenham," he told a press conference on Monday. "The proposal came, we sat down, analysed it and decided. It was a big decision to go to a big club. There comes a certain point when you need new challenges."

After spendng three years at Corinthians, Paulinho thanked the Brazilian side's fans and assured them he will one day return to the club.

"It's hard to say anything at a moment like this, but I am sure those were three wonderful years in my career, with many titles," he said.

"What I have to say to Corinthians fans, board and staff is 'see you soon' - I will be back in no time, due to everything they have done for me. My individual titles are all thanks to the club, Corinthians will be in my heart for the rest of my life."

Corinthians director of football Roberto de Andrade backed Paulinho's decision to take his career in a new direction.

"I want to thank Paulinho for everything he has done for Corinthians," de Andrade said. "We will never forget him - the great person he is - and his national team title is well deserved. Corinthians are proud for having had a player like him. It's fair he continues his life at an English club, to know a new culture."

Paulinho will not feature for Corinthians in their Recopa Sudamericana clashes against Sao Paulo as he focuses on completing the move to Tottenham.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.