Conflicting reports on the future of Corinthians midfielder Paulinho have emerged from the press over the last 24 hours with some reports claiming that the Brazilian international has already signed for Spurs ahead of the new season.
While Brazil are still involved in the Confederations Cup that seems unlikely but former Arsenal player Edu, now director of football at Paulinho’s current side, confirmed that talks are in progress.
“The situation is well under way,” he said.
“We have to agree on some details of the negotiations, so I can’t say if he will leave yet, but the negotiations are going well.”
Paulinho is 24 years old and is firmly established now as one of the most important members of the Brazilian national side. An attacking midfielder, his goals to games ratio is pretty impressive both at club and international level. It comes in at around the one in four mark and includes that stunner against England in a friendly earlier this month.
The story should gather momentum once the Confederations Cup comes to a close but do you rate Paulinho and is he likely to become our first signing of a vital summer?