Paulinho: It’s a pleasure to be at Tottenham


Paulinho has spoken of his excitement after sealing his move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian midfielder has joined for a believed club-record fee of just under £17million and is delighted to have joined a club of Tottenham’s stature.   he underwent his medical at Tottenham’s Training Centre on Friday and is now officially a Spurs player.

Inter Milan and Real Madrid were also keen to sign the 24-year-old who showed us Spurs fans just what we can look forward to during his displays for Brazil at the Confederations Cup in his homeland.

Paulinho said: “It’s a huge pleasure for my career to be at a club as big as Tottenham. I know it will be a huge challenge but I think I can help all my colleagues to succeed and give a lot of happiness to the supporters.

“The training centre is amazing and I’m very impressed about the conditions Tottenham offers to the players. I will focus on my job and use the facility as much as possible.

“We used to watch the Premier League in Brazil – including Tottenham – and this club has big players. I just want to help them to succeed here. It’s nice to have another Brazilian in the squad and I’m excited to meet with Sandro and all the players.”

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  1. So, it appears Levy has pulled off yet another master-stroke! Not only has he secured the club one of the main cornerstones of the Brazilian national team . A young man, with a growing reputation, and someone who has the ability/potential to develop into a REALLY special player. He also has managed to fly the BRAZILIAN over to England, on quite possibly the hottest weekend of the year, giving the new recruit the PERFECT impression of a 'home away from home'.

    Imagine how our new training facility must have looked under the bright glow of a sun drenched sky. If first impressions count for ANYTHING, I think it's, probably, safe to assume that Paulinho was given a very good one!

    Now, whilst we all know the whether in England is delightfully unpredictable, and unlikely to maintain these sorts of temperatures over the course of the upcoming season. For a man uprooting his young family, moving from a country renowned for it's sunnier climes, and immigrating to the other side of the world, the whether ,this weekend, MUST of come as some sort of comfort…*snaps self from day-dream* Forgive me. I digress…

    As for the deal itself, Spurs have really shown their hand with this one. Paulinho is one of the most talented players plying their trade in Brazil, and to be able to sign him, despite reported interest from, both, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, says a lot about the direction the/our club is heading in.

    Add a player with the record, reputation and prowess, of a David Villa to the mix, and the signal of intent from Tottenham Hotspur will be visable, not only to our domestic rivals, but those across Europe too.
    Whilst talk of winning the league, next season, MAY be premature. With a few more signings, the calibre of our newly acquired Brazilian, and I, for one, would believe a sustained title challenge (next term) would NOT be beyond us.

    As we all know, to do that, we would also require a certain amount of 'luck', with regards to referee decisions, good fortune, and injuries. But with more astute signings, such as this one, the team/squad could REALLY set their sights at achieving more than just a 4th place finish.

    If we can start clearing the decks of dead wood, and investing the money recouped wisely, then I truly believe that we could finally posses a squad that is capable of GREAT THINGS, for next season, and beyond.

    Signing a player of Paulihnos ability and growing stature is one thing. Paying £17m is quite another. And those elements of the signing are sure to give the current squad a major boost, come the beginning of pre-season training.

    So, like I said before, it appears Levy has pulled off yet another master-stroke!

      • Levy and AVB were on the trail LONG before Baldini arrived. Yes, he may of handle the negotiation with the players representative, but I wouldn't be surprised if Levy agreed the fee with the club. After all, it IS Levy that signs the cheques!

        Obviously Baldini may of done his bit to get this deal over the line, but this was a iron AVB and Levy had in the fire BEFORE Baldini had even (officially) left Roma.

        Besides, who, exactly, appointed Franco in the first place?

  2. I hope we don’t go into debt. But I guess if we do we could (god forbid) sell our most prized asset… Adebyor Lol Jk.

  3. A master stroke deal is done..Now we can see one of the strongest midfield in next season.Paulincho, dembele, sandro!!!! . these are the players who can pysically outplay the other teams in the middle of the ground. and we have best wingers like lennon and Bale which is massive headache to all the team.. All can score goals at any time when they get an opportunity. Carrol and Holtby can make an impact on the games as subs.with no offence Am not so sure about the role of sigg,dempsy and livermore in the next season.(They are not bad either. But they will be disturbed if they are not getting enough opportunities which will create problems in team building)In the defence, attacking nature of vertongen and kyle walker will even add more opportunities to the team. We need just two good strikers who is not selfish and score goals with intelligence.Hope villa comes in for DEFOE.( I think Sandro needs a back up. He is the one who does the dirty work for the team..We need a future young player for his position)


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