Paulinho has hinted that he’s ready to end his Tottenham career after just 18 months and return to his native Brazil in January.
The midfield star arrived at White Hart Lane last summer as part of Spurs’ £110m first-team overhaul with a reputation as one of his homeland’s best enforcers.
The Lilywhites saw off major clubs to capture the 26-year-old, however his spell in north London has been far from a successful one.
With just 29 minutes of Premier League action to his name so far this season under Mauricio Pochettino, talk of a winter move away from the club to get his career on track has been doing the rounds, with a number of big Brazilian sides keen to tie up a loan deal.
Paulinho has suggested that he’s not content with his current situation and that a move away from Spurs may be the best option:
“Players always wants to play. I am participating in few games at Tottenham. Maybe it’s the opportunity to go back,” he told Lancenet.
“There is interest of Brazilian clubs, but nothing concrete yet. I’m glad to have a recognition, I feel proud.
“Tottenham invested very big money to transfer me there, but I can work or not, like any other player. I do not have to think about transferring, but any player is subject to transfer when the window opens.”