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Italian giants keen on Tottenham newbie

Roma are ready to offer Paulinho an early Tottenham escape route, according to reports from Il Tempo.

The Brazilian midfielder arrived from Corinthians in a £17m deal last summer, at which time he was hailed as one of the world’s top emerging players in his role.

However he has struggled to adapt to Premier League life, and despite showing glimpses of his talent he is by no means a first-team regular and has only netted six goals in 33 outings.

Real Madrid were linked with a move for his signature in January, and now Roma are also weighing up a loan deal for him.

The Serie A giants see Paulinho as ideal replacement for star midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who is edging towards a big money switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Although Tottenham have only had their man for a season, he could be sold amid rumours that he’s grown discontented with life at White Hart Lane thanks to Tim Sherwood’s rotation policy – which saw him start just one league encounter in March.

The 25-year-old was a part of Spurs’ £110m post-Gareth Bale spend.

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