Paulinho departs Barcelona, returns to Guangzhou Evergrande

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Barcelona have allowed Paulinho to leave the club, with the midfielder returning to Guangzhou Evergrande in a deal that is reportedly worth in the region of 50 million euros.

The Chinese team announced the deal on Sunday afternoon, although there was no mention of figures involved.

If, as reported previously, the deal was worth 50 million euros, that would represent a profit of 10 million euros for the Catalan giants.

His debut season in LaLiga saw him score nine goals in 30 matches, one of Los Cules’ top scorers.

However, an inability to break into the starting line-up on a regular basis has left the 29-year-old unhappy at the club.

He will earn an increased salary back in the Chinese Super League, whilst the Spanish club will also free up a non-EU squad space which Arthur will take upon the completion of his transfer from Gremio.

 

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