He has been very vocal these last days, doing everything he can to… facilitate his transfer to Barcelona. It doesn’t depend on him though.
I was a little surprised that Guangzhou had not responded to Barca yet and it came out in the press here that they had rejected the offer
Paulinho told El Mundo Deportivo, taking about Evergrande’s stance, following Barcelona’s official offer for him.
I could not talk to my president yet because we travel to Beijing to play, but I hope that if Barca come, Guangzhou will be flexible and the signing can be confirmed
the Brazil international said. As for ‘flexibility’, he doesn’t just expect Guangzhou to show some, he’s ready and willing to make the first step, accepting a pay cut in order to make it easier for Barcelona to satisfy Guangzhou’s demands.
In 2011, when I was in Corinthians, I received an offer from Russia that offered me to win 10 times more than in Brazil and I answered: ‘What I can do with five, I can do with two’
the former Tottenham midfielder said.
Paulinho revealed that Barcelona offered 20 million euros to Guangzhou for him, but his release clause is set at double that, and the Chinese look determined to stick to that, or at least make the Catalan club raise their offer as close as possible to that figure.