The story linking Paulinho with a move to Chelsea has gathered momentum today with additional reports claiming that the West London club are looking to pay in excess of £25m for the midfielder’s signature. If there is any truth in the rumour, Tottenham might be desperate to hang on to the player but will the fans be particularly upset?
Paulinho arrived in the summer and after opening the scoring in our 3-1 win over Fulham, he declared he was pleased with his efforts in this campaign.
“It’s my first season in the Premier League, I’ve played a lot of games and yes, I’m happy with seven goals,” he told the club’s official website after the match.
“Everyone knows the first season is difficult. It’s a change of football after playing in Brazil, a change of lifestyle and I’m delighted to score seven goals.
The report started from the Brazilian website Lancenet and claimed that a deal had been agreed before the Metro were more than happy to pick up on it. Other sites also claim that Real Madrid and AC Milan are monitoring the situation.
Perhaps those clubs are seeing something in the player that we’ve only caught occasional glimpses of this season. It’s hardly Bale to Real but would you be sorry to see Paulinho go?