A senior Guangzhou Evergrande has praised new Barcelona signing Paulinho for his generosity and kindness during his two-year stint in China.
The Brazil international’s €40m move to the Camp Nou as confirmed earlier this week and has praised the 29-year-old for his acts of decency including giving his car to his driver.
“Paulinho never put on any airs,” club official Liang Ke is quoted by ESPN as saying on his Weibo account.
“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.
“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.
“Paulinho paid tuition fees for the podiatrist's children after helping them enrol in an international school. He also paid medical bills before one of the children underwent a surgical procedure.
“Paulinho even provided plane tickets and five-star accommodation if the podiatrist's family fancy travelling to watch his away games. Have you ever met another employer as good as Paulinho?”