Saudi Al-Ahly strengthens its ranks with former Barcelona star Paulinho – Al-Riyadi – Arab stadiums

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On Thursday, the Saudi Al-Ahly club strengthened its ranks by signing former Barcelona star Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho to a three-year deal with a free transfer.

Al-Ahly published a video clip on his Twitter account to welcome his new 32-year-old player, who canceled his contract with Guangzhou Evergrande this summer and by mutual consent due to his inability to return to China due to the restrictions being applied. to the outbreak of the Corona virus and its mutated versions.

Paulinho played with the Chinese team in two spells, the first between 2015 and 2017 and the second between 2018 and 2021.

The Brazilian midfielder defended the Barcelona colors between these two periods and scored the League and Local Cup doubles with the Catalan club in 2018.

Paulinho, who has represented the Brazilian national team in 56 games and scored 13 goals, also passed Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2015.

The Chinese experience for the Brazilian player was very rich as the former Corinthians player won the domestic league title three times with Guangzhou Evergrande, in addition to the domestic cup title once, the Super Cup twice and the AFC Champions League once in 2015.

Paulinho became Al-Ahly’s third signing this summer, after fellow defender Dancler Pereira and Croatian midfielder Filip Bradaric.

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