Transfer news: Paulinho confirms Tottenham move

Unknown to most Brazilian fans as little as a year ago, Paulinho played a key role in Corinthians' Copa Libertadores-FIFA Club World Cup double last year. He is now one of the first players picked by national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

updated: July 02, 2013 13:14 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed he has signed a four-year deal with English football club Tottenham Hotspur for 17 million pounds.

The 24-year-old ended speculation about his future Monday following Brazil's 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final, reports Xinhua.

"The proposal came, we sat down, analysed it and decided," Paulinho said during a press conference. "It was a big decision to go to a big club. There comes a certain point when you need new challenges."

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