Soccer-Brazil midfielder Paulinho to join Spurs (Reuters)

SAO PAULO, July 1 (Reuters) – Influential Brazil midfielder Paulinho has accepted an offer from Tottenham Hotspur and will join the Premier League club from Corinthians before the start of the season, the player said on Monday. A powerful box-to-box midfielder, Paulinho, who scored 34 goals in 167 games for Corinthians, shone in Brazil’s successful Confederations Cup campaign last month. “These were three wonderful years of my career, of victories, of working with great people, who always helped me,” Paulinho said in a tearful farewell on Monday. …

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