Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas must be overjoyed to see Paulinho coming to White Hart Lane.
The young boss enters his second season at Spurs looking to bring his preferred style to the club, meaning an eventual switch to the holding 4-3-3 that was so successful at Porto.
Paulinho is just another ingredient to a smooth transition, as the Brazilian would fit quite well in the midfield of any AVB lineup.
Further, the purchase is a clear statement of intent from Spurs' board.
While chairman Daniel Levy has been a spendthrift in the past, the fact that he would open up his warchest for AVB displays his confidence in the Portuguese manager.
While it makes sense that Villas-Boas would find a move to a nouveau riche club like Paris Saint-Germain appealing (via Mirror), a record-breaking signing should go a long way to appeasing his ambitious nature.
A similar signing up front should ensure Tottenham's standing as a competitive side for years to come and keep AVB happy for a good period.
This may make Andre Villas-Boas happy, but the real winners are the supporters.