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EPL: Paulinho set for Tottenham medical

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News 05 Jul 2013, 18:39 IST
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Brazilian midfielder Paulinho will complete his move to Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur after his medical at the club. A 17 million pound deal has been agreed between Corinthians and Spurs. Paulinho will be Andre Villas-Boas’ first signing this summer.

Speaking to ESPN Brasil, Paulinho said: “They (Tottenham) made an offer to my agent and to Corinthians, I sat down, analysed the proposal and chose Tottenham. We think it was the best path, the best option.

“I am moving from one big club to Tottenham, another club in a big league. I am sure I will perform my job to the best of my ability. I don’t regret and I won’t regret [this decision].”

Paulinho has often been compared to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and he was all praise for the Chelsea legend.

“This comparison is a responsibility that I will take,” said Paulinho. “I will not run away from it.

“Lampard is a great player, not only for Chelsea but in world football. I intend to follow in his footsteps as he is a very professional guy. David Luiz always speaks of him on international duty.

“I’ve always looked at what Lampard does and to me he is a huge phenomenon. The way he hits the ball, what positions he takes up, he really is incredible.”

Source: Sky Sports

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