Tottenham transfers: Paulinho excited by Spurs ‘ambition’

Tottenham transfers: Paulinho says Spurs' "ambition" was one of the reasons he has chosen to move to north London

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Paulinho has singled out Tottenham’s “ambition” as one of the overriding factors which helped him get his heart set on a transfer to White Hart Lane.

The Brazil international, who is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup, is understood to be on the verge of a £17m move to Spurs from Corinthians.

And the 24-year-old midfielder, who has scored five goals in 16 appearances for Brazil, admits he could not turn down the chance to secure a move to the Premier League.

“It is important for the team and the Brazilian fans that at the moment all my focus is on winning the Confederations Cup, but, after the tournament is finished, I hope it is a deal that can get finalised quickly,” Paulinho said.

“To play in England for a great team like Tottenham is a dream. What I respect about Tottenham is the ambition they have shown.

“This summer there has been interest in their coach and their best player – and they have been clear they both are not going anywhere.

“When my agent made me aware that Tottenham were interested, I knew it would not be a move that I could turn down.”

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