It’s says much for the esteem that Paulinho is held in by Tottenham supporters that even though he’s just been sold for over £7m less than he was bought for, chairman Daniel Levy is being hailed as a negotiating genius.
Here’s how the Spurs fans reacted on Twitter after Paulinho’s sale to Guangzhou Evergrande was confirmed.
DONE DEAL: Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Paulinho from Tottenham on a four-year deal for a fee of £9.8m (€14m). pic.twitter.com/C5oog86Rsf
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 29, 2015
Incredible to think we got nearly £10m back on Paulinho. It's a shame it hasn't worked out for him with us though.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) June 29, 2015
I'm not going to tweet anything sarcastic about Paulinho because it wouldn't be ve- OH WHAT THE HELL WE GOT £10M WOOHOO!
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) June 29, 2015
Daniel Levy is a mother***king Jedi master.
— Carty Free Cappy (@cartilagefree) June 29, 2015
When you realise Daniel Levy got £10m for Paulinho pic.twitter.com/Jhai9i28l4
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) June 29, 2015
Honestly wouldn't want anyone else but Daniel Levy in charge of selling players. Pure genius.
— Callum (@CallumHaymes) June 29, 2015
Just a €6m loss on Paulinho is fantastic. That Burnley shot alone is worth €10m off his price.
— The Spurs Brain (@TheSpursBrain) June 29, 2015
Levy actually flew to China to complete the Paulinho deal. That's how desperate he was.
— Alan (@hotspur423) June 29, 2015
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) June 29, 2015