Although some Spurs fans don't know this yet: Tottenham have signed the best Brazilian central midfielder.
Paulinho is highly-rated in his country, and is considered a vital member of Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad.
Early this summer, Tottenham announced the arrival of Paulinho. To guarantee Paulinho's signing, Spurs paid €20m to Corinthians. In the Brazilian team, Paulinho won several titles, including the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup against Chelsea.
Before signing with Spurs, Paulinho was linked to lots of teams, such as Inter and Fiorentina, but the prospect of playing in the strongest league in the world made his decision easy.
Another factor that helped Tottenham was the presence of some Brazilian players that are friends with Paulinho in London, such as David Luiz and Sandro.
The Brazil international is not so famous in Europe yet, but if he repeats the same appearences that he had for Corinthians and Brazil he will make a huge impact.
In the last Confederations Cup he was considered the third best player, only after Neymar and Andrés Iniesta. Not only he was essential in Brazil's defence, but he also scored important goals during the competition. A classic box-to-box midfielder
Spurs made a great deal. He is a versatile, intelligent player, and scores goals, especially with powerful headers.
Alongside Moussa Dembele, Paulinho has everything to grow and become one of the best centre-midfielders in Premier League. The Brazilian is frequently compared with Frank Lampard in his country, although he doesn't have the same shooting skills as Chelsea's legend.
If Gareth Bale stays and with Paulinho's arrival, Spurs fans will have everything to believe in a great season this year. Hopefully Paulinho will live up to the expectations and become an important player for Tottenham this season.
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