In the summer of 2013, Tottenham thought they had made a bargain by signing Paulinho from Corinthians for a fee of £17 million. Two years on, some might say Spurs were lucky to recover £9.8 million from what turned out to be a disastrous transfer.  In late June Paulinho signed for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, 

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Another Brazilian midfielder is heading east to ply his trade in the Premier League, and the tactical implications of Paulinho’s North London arrival could be indicative of a stark change in Andre Villas Boas’ Tottenham Hotspur tactics. Villas Boas’ time in England has seen him predominately switch between a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-3-3, the former 

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There was something surprising about Paulinho’s Monday night press conference in which he confirmed he was leaving Corinthians to join Spurs, in that the North London club were unrivalled in their bid to sign the Brazilian midfielder. There has been mentions of Real Madrid in media circles whilst the player himself admitted Inter Milan were 

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