Tottenham sign Brazil midfielder Paulinho
Brazil midfielder Paulinho has joined Tottenham from Corinthians for a fee of just under £17m.
Paulinho, who starred in Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph, passed a medical before finalising his contract.
The 24-year-old arrived in London on Thursday and met Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy.
Real Madrid also showed an interest in Paulinho, who has also played for Lithuanian side FC Vilnius and Polish club LKS Lodz.
Sao Paulo-born Paulinho scored 34 goals in 167 games for Corinthians and played in his country’s 3-0 win over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.
He also played for Corinthians in their Club World Cup final win over Chelsea in December.