Paulinho’s return to Corinthians. Alfinegro club announced, today (15), the signing of the midfielder, who returns to the Sao Paulo team for more than eight years, after he said goodbye to the team.
In his first spell in Corinthians, from 2010 to 2013, Paulinho won four titles: Brazilian 2011, Cuba Editors 2012, Club Mundial 2012 and Campeonato Paulista 2013. In total, he defended Timão in 167 matches, having scored 34 goals – expressive numbers for the athlete in his position.
The contract is valid until the end of 2023, only when President Dulio Montero Alves’ term ends – as previously expected. UOL Sports. The player has been training at CT Joaquim Grava since last month to keep fit, and will return to Corinthians on January 10, along with the rest of the squad.
After excelling at Parque São Jorge, the midfielder was sold to England’s Tottenham Hotspur, in a record selling season for Corinthians (18 million euros). From Tottenham, the defensive midfielder was transferred to Guangzhou Evergrande and then to Barcelona to play alongside him Lionel Messi. He even returned to China before the lightning passed through Saudi Arabia. The player also played in two World Cups with the Brazilian national team.
“Speak, Amen! The warrior is back. Next year, he’ll catch the animal. I’m counting on your presence and let’s go. We’re together,” the player said in a video posted by Corinthians.
Yesterday, Corinthians manager Roberto de Andrade stated that Paulinho was not yet a player at the club and negotiations were not over. This morning, the player was announced in a social media post.
The athlete arrived at Parque São Jorge in a truck, with the right to sound the siren, and posed for photos with fans and club advisors at the entrance.
New sponsor, new striker
Corinthians also announced a partnership with Grupo Taunsa on agribusiness. The contract will start in January 2022, run until December 2023, and provide for the new sponsor’s participation in the club’s content, physical and digital properties, as well as activations that will be announced soon.
“I am very happy to be able to play again in the shirt of Corinthians, the club I love and which has been the pillar of my entire career. I would like to thank Grupo Townsa for helping us make my coming possible and for believing as much as possible. A club in the world,” Paulinho said. Brazil. Now he’s back playing alongside Phil with the certainty that we will make history together again.”
Now the new sponsor’s money will be directed to hiring a new striker, Council priority for the 2022 season. The club is also looking for a defender, making the rounds through the left-back and right-back.
The first two names spoken at Parque São Jorge are Anderson Talisca and Edinson Cavani. Talks with the first were ignored, while negotiations with the second did not progress yet.
Corinthians’ goal in this transfer window is to make noise in the market and to hire a strong name that will have national and international repercussions. Guaranteed in Editor’s Cup Next year, the club wants to assemble a team of representatives, take over the media space and enhance the characteristics of its jersey. This tactic has been adopted by the current administration since the second half of this year, when it agreed – even in the face of debt – with Willian, Renato Augusto, Roger Geddes and Giuliano.
Corinthian version 2022
Paulinho’s arrival raises doubts about coach Sylvinho, who will form the Corinthians midfield next year. The defensive midfielder has offensive characteristics, acting close to the midfielders and not having the hallmark that led him to contest two World Cups.
Sylvinho recently stated that he sees room for all reinforcements in the starting line-up, but did not elaborate on the tactical scheme he intends to use. Full-backs tend to act as defenders to balance midfield and attacking personality.
The perfect Corinthian must have for 2022 Cassius. Wagner, Joao Victor, Gil and Fabio Santos (Lucas Peyton); Paulinho, Giuliano, Renato Augusto and Willian; Roger Geddes and Joe (Promotion yet to come).
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