Transfer news: Paulinho confirms he is leaving Corinthians to join Tottenham
By Paulo Freitas
Tuesday 2 July 2013 16:05, UK
Brazil international midfielder Paulinho has confirmed he is leaving Corinthians to join Tottenham in a £17million deal.
There had been speculation that Paulinho could be involved in the Recopa Sudamericana (equivalent of the UEFA Super Cup) games against Sao Paulo, the first leg being on Wednesday.
But Paulinho has confirmed that although he would relish the chance to sign off with another trophy, he must now focus on Tottenham.
"I will not play in the Recopa because there are contractual requirements of Tottenham which cannot be discussed here," he added.
"It was a decision that we all respect. Of course, I had a huge desire to win another title but the transfer has to be completed."