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Tottenham confirm signing of Brazil international Paulinho

The 24-year-old was a regular for his national side during their Confederations Cup campaign.

Paulinho has signed for Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.
Paulinho has signed for Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

PAULINHO HAS JOINED Tottenham Hotspur as the English Premier League club made their first pre-season signing in a bid to secure a top four finish next term.

The 24-year-old, previously with Corinthians, was a regular for Brazil during their Confederations Cup campaign which culminated in a 3-0 win over Spain in the final on Sunday.

Neither the fee or length of contract has been disclosed by Tottenham.

He told the north London club’s official Twitter account, @SpursOfficial: “I am very happy and excited to have joined Spurs. It’s a huge pleasure for my career to be at a club as big as Tottenham.”

Inter Milan and Real Madrid were also believed to be interested in a move for the midfielder, who scored twice during the Confederations Cup, following on from his equalising goal in Brazil’s 2-2 draw with England last month.

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