The Brazilian midfielder is playing in China
While Marco Verratti appears every day in the newspapers, there's another midfielder who looks closer to Barcelona than the Italian. Paulinho (28), current midfielder for Guangzhou Evergrande in China, says his agent is speaking to Barcelona.
Paulinho spoke to 'Globosporte': "There have been contacts with my agent. There's an offer and both parts are speaking. However, in this moment in my life I am very happy here. It's difficult to decide".
"I have to think about it very much. My wife and I are very happy in China and I am living a good moment in football too. We like this place. However, I am really honoured to receive this offer from a great club like Barcelona".