Pochettino says theres little chance of Paulinho leaving

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says that there is little chance of the club allowing midfielder Paulinho to leave the club during the January transfer window. The Brazilian was signed after a lot of promise and he cost the London club a reported £ 16 million. After an impressive first season, he has been pushed to the sidelines. He has not been featuring regularly for Tottenham for almost a year. This is threatening to cost him his place in the Brazilian national team. As a result, it is widely speculated that Tottenham may look towards allowing the player to leave on a temporary basis with his former club Corinthians interested in him.

A move back to Brazil will help the player gets regular football under his belt. This may help him rediscover his form that made Tottenham convinced that they were making a right purchase at £ 16 million. Paulinho has been at Tottenham since 2013, but after making just six appearances this season, he is believed to be on the verge of a move. Pochettino, however, has ruled out any possibility of the midfielder rejoining the Brazilian outfit. He says that Paulinho will have a crucial role to play in the team as the season progresses and injuries take the toll on the current regulars.

“No, no Tottenham player, including Paulinho, will be loaned to Brazil. There is no chance. Paulinho arrived late, one of the last players to join the squad after the World Cup. There isn’t any problem. He is training and doing well, it’s just a technical decision,” said the Tottenham manager. Paulinho was one of the players involved with the Brazilian national team at the disastrous World Cup 2014 campaign. He was selected by the manager Luiz Felipe Scolari despite being aware that he was not a regular for Tottenham.