Barcelona receive €42m for permanent Paulinho sale to Guangzhou Evergrande

Barcelona have received just €42m for the permanent sale of Paulinho to Guangzhou Evergrande, rather than the previously reported €50m.

La Vanguardia say they have seen the club’s official accounts and the fee of €42m was deposited on 2 January, with no further payment expected.

It is the third highest recorded sale in the club’s history behind Luis Figo and Neymar, while Guangzhou Evergrande have also reportedly bid €50m for Malcom.

Paulinho returned to the Chinese club last summer after captaining them to Asian Champions League glory between 2015 and 2017.

He joined the Blaugrana in a €40m deal in the summer of 2017 and helped them to the Spanish league and cup double, with nine La Liga goals across a total of 49 appearances in all competitions.

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