Reading the title alone someone may be left thinking, “what was he supposed to do with it either way? Take it with him to Barcelona?” Actually, gifting his – luxurious – car to his former driver wasn’t the only thing that made Paulinho lots of friends in Guangzhou during his two-year stint there. A senior staff member of Evergrande, Liang Ke, took to Weibo to reveal details of the Brazilian’s generosity throughout his time in China.
Paulinho never put on any airs. He says hello or thank you to almost everybody and always meets the needs of others. He is reluctant to receive any money, instead, he loves giving. For example, he gave his pair of Beats headphones and [Mercedes-Benz] car to his driver
Ke wrote, and that was just the start of his revelations.
His gesture of goodwill is not determined by his high salary. There are tons of people who are richer than Paulinho, but few are as generous and broadminded as him. Paulinho brought a private podiatrist from Brazil along with him after joining Evergrande. After noticing the maladjustment suffered by his podiatrist, Paulinho invited the podiatrist’s wife and children to come here and covered the entire expense
Guangzhou’s senior staff member wrote. And there was much more;
Paulinho paid tuition fees for the podiatrist’s children after helping them enroll in an international school. He also paid medical bills before one of the children undergoes a surgical procedure. Paulinho even provided plane tickets and five-star accommodation if the podiatrist’s family fancy traveling to watch his away games. Have you ever met another employer as good as Paulinho?
That was Ke’s rhetoric question, after revealing things about the new Barcelona player that few knew.
The Brazil international is expected to have his medical on Thursday, in Barcelona, before signing his contract with the Catalan giants.