Paulinho 'very happy' with Tottenham Hotspur move

Corinthians' Paulinho in action on May 15, 2013
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Paulinho says that he is "very happy and excited" to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Paulinho has expressed his delight at joining Tottenham Hotspur from Corinthians.

The Brazilian, who is believed to have cost Spurs around £17m, said that he is "very happy and excited" to sign for the Premier League club.

"I am very happy and excited to have joined Spurs. It's a huge pleasure for my career to be at a club as big as Tottenham," he wrote on Twitter.

Paulinho, who has become Andre Villas-Boas's first summer signing, completed his medical at White Hart Lane on Friday before penning a contract.

Spurs start the new season at Crystal Palace on August 17.

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