Barcelona Transfers: Former Spurs Midfielder Agrees Move To Nou Camp

Paulinho set for Nou Camp move after two years in China.

Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona, according to Spanish publication Sport (via Teamtalk).

The Brazil international is reportedly prepared to take a pay-cut for the chance to play at the Nou Camp, although the Catalans are yet to agree a transfer fee with his current employers.

Paulinho, who has spent the last two years in the Chinese Super League, endured a difficult time during his last spell in Europe, where he struggled to make an impact at Tottenham.


But Barcelona have earmarked the 28-year-old as a player who can add depth to their midfield ranks, with Andres Iniesta - having turned 33 in May - now unable to feature every week.

The club have been heavily linked to Marco Verratti, and many believed the purported interest in Paulinho may have been a decoy to gain leverage over Paris Saint-Germain at the negotiating table.


However, it now appears that both players are on the Catalans' radar, as they look to revamp their squad after a disappointing campaign last season.

Incoming manager Ernesto Valverde has already seen Everton's Gerard Deulofeu added to his side, with defender Jeremy Mathieu among those to depart.