Barcelona have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande to sign midfielder Paulinho for a fee of 40 million euros.
The Brazilian international’s move is subject to a medical which will be done on Thursday. His signing and official unveiling will also take place later that day.
Paulinho’s buyout/termination clause has been set at 120 million euros.
The 29 year-old previously played in Europe for Tottenham Hotspurs from 2013 to 2015, but his stay at the club was considered rather unimpressive.
Paulinho made 94 appearances for Guangzhou Evergrande in three seasons at the club, scoring 25 goals and providing 5 assists.
He becomes Barcelona’s third signing in the current transfer window after Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo & former boy Gerard Deulofeu. The Catalan giants are still looking to further reinforce their squad, with Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé very well within their sights.