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Paulinho rejoins Guangzhou Evergrande from Barcelona

Paulinho rejoins Guangzhou Evergrande
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Barcelona midfielder Paulinho rejoins Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande on a season-long loan deal.

Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has rejoined Guangzhou Evergrande on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old only moved to Camp Nou from Guangzhou last summer and impressed during his single campaign in Spain, with only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scoring more often for the La Liga champions.

However, he has now returned to the Chinese Super League initially on a season-long loan deal after being offered a lucrative chance to return to the club.

The Brazilian, who represented his nation at this summer's World Cup, previously spent two years with Guangzhou from 2015 to 2017 having initially joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur.

Paulinho scored 28 goals in 95 appearances for the Chinese outfit, while his solitary season at Barcelona saw him net nine times in 49 outings.

The loan deal is understood to contain an option to buy at the end of the campaign, reportedly for around £44m.

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