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Paulinho on show for Barcelona

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:43

Barcelona's new signing Paulinho showed off his skills on the pitch, with a brief false start, after his unveiling at the club.

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SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 17, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF PAULINHO KICKING BALL AROUND ON THE PITCH STORY: Barcelona agreed a deal with Guangzhou Evergrande to sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho for 40 million euros (36.35 million pounds) and officially presented the midfielder to the media on Thursday (August 17). The 29-year-old is Barcelona's first signing since the Spanish giants sold Neymar to Paris St Germain earlier this month for a world record 222 million euros, with the Catalans still looking to make further reinforcements. Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele have both been targeted by Barcelona as they search for a player capable of replacing Neymar's spark on the left of the attack. Coutinho has handed in a transfer request at Anfield. Barcelona have had two bids rejected for Coutinho and are poised to return with a third offer, according to reports in Spain. Barca fans are also still waiting for Lionel Messi's renewal contract to be signed.

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Paulinho on show for Barcelona

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 00:43