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    Seven teams profit from Paulinho’s Barcelona move, not Tottenham


    Paulinho’s Barcelona move

    It could be a very good week for super-agent Kia Joorabchian.

    Barcelona have a Neymar sized hole in their squad.

    The longer time passes, the more it feels certain that the Catalans never thought they’d lose Neymar this summer, and they appear on the backfoot when it comes to sourcing a replacement.

    The Spanish media are now buzzing about a possible swoop for Philippe Coutinho, although Liverpool are so far refusing to sell.

    Coutinho, for the record, is a Joorabchian client.

    Not only that, but Joorabchian is also the representative of Paulinho, who is about to move to the Camp Nou from Guangzhou Evergrande.

    According to widespread reports, Paulinho will sign for 40 million euros, while the deal could be finalised on Sunday.

    Seven team profit, not Tottenham

    On Sunday, Spanish paper AS have revealed which clubs will earn money from the Paulinho-Barca deal.

    In the past few days, there have been queries whether Spurs would profit from the transfer.

    Many predicted that wily Spurs power-broker, Daniel Levy, must have included a sell-on clause in the deal which took Paulinho to China.

    But according to AS, not only are Spurs cut out of the Barca transfer, but seven other clubs will earn money from it.

    The first club, of course, are Guangzhou. After that, six other teams, who Paulinho played for, will share 5% of the transfer fee.

    Four Brazilian clubs will make money: Corinthians, Club Atletico Juventus, Bragantino and Audax.

    Two European are also set for a windfall: Polish side Lodzki Klub and Lithuanians Vilnius.

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