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Paulinho reveals Neymar and Messi convinced him to join Barca.

Barcelona midfielder Paulinho reveals that Neymar and Lionel Messi were major factors in his decision to join Barcelona from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.Criticisms arose during the summer when the Tottenham flop arrived at the Camp Nou, and the Brazilian has now admitted that two fellow South Americans were big influences on him.Despite Neymar’s instant exit to Paris Saint-Germain, his parting gift to Barca was to help Paulinho through the door, it seems.“During negotiations, Neymar told me to join the club because I would be happy and I would like it,’ Paulinho told Globoesporte.‘He encouraged me and tried to ensure the deal was come quickly and despite the fact he was leaving, was persuasive in my decision.“We have started the season really well and that helps, I’m aiming to improve every day and our current run of form helps.’ And it was not only Neymar, according to the 29-year-old. Messi too played a big part, during a conversation the pair had on the international stage.‘During a match with Argentina, he (Messi) came towards me and said “Come to Barcelona”, then I looked at him and said “If you want me to come, I will.”Paulinho arrived in a £36.5m deal from the Chinese Super League, and has already featured 14 times for his new club.

Story By: Felix Okaijah

 

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