Barcelona unveil Paulinho, but he can’t keep it up

Paulinho has been unveiled as Barcelona’s latest signing at the Nou Camp following his £36.5m move from Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.

In a media event at the Nou Camp the Brazilian midfielder was given the number 15 shirt and attempted the customary keepy-uppies, but the former Spurs player only managed four before coming a cropper. That’s over £9m per kick!

“I’m certain I can fit in at Barca and prove that all the effort they made to get me here was worth it,” he said.

“I know Barca have their own style and DNA but I think I can play here.

“I will play where I need to and see what opportunities I have. My intention is to help the team to win trophies.

“In my second season at Tottenham, things didn’t go as I wanted but I accepted the offer from Chinese football and there I recovered my confidence and I won titles,” he said.

“Barca are Barca and I don’t think you can say no to them. To play here is to realise a dream.”