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Barcelona fans were delighted that he left and at Tottenham Hotspur they called him lazy, but Brazil's Paulinho is on a punishing run of matches that has earned him the nickname "Iron Man" in China.
Paulinho's time at Barcelona lasted just less than a year. The Brazilian midfielder is returning to Guangzhou Evergrande for €50m, more than he cost Barca just a year ago.
Paulinho is returning to the Chinese Super League just a year after departing. Guangzhou Evergrande have confirmed that the midfielder has joined the club after a season at Barcelona.
Paulinho is set for talks over his Barcelona future after the Brazil international claimed he has an offer to go back to China.
Barcelona posted a message on Chinese social network 'Weibo', where they confirmed that Paulinho would return to Guangzhou Evergrande, but then quickly deleted it.
According to Spanish outlet 'SPORT', Paulinho has approved a potential move to China, after a big-money offer was put on the table.
Paulinho surprised many Barcleona fans with the level of his performances last season after the bemusement following his signing, but it appears that he could be set to pack his bags and move on once again this summer after his agent presented a huge offer from an unnamed club to Barca officials.
Goals from Paulinho and Thiago Silva secured a 2-0 victory for Brazil against Serbia to secure their progression to the Round of 16 while eliminating their opposition in the process.
Brazil took the lead in their final Group E match against Serbia through a delicate flick from Paulinho.
Spain have been rocked by the shock sacking of Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup but Brazil midfielder Paulinho believes the 2010 champions remain one of the favourites in Russia.
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Paulinho could not hide his ambition to win Europe's most prestigious club competition when asked about Barcelona's impending clash with Roma during an interview with 'GloboEsporte'.