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Paulinho tussles for the ball with Everton's Ross Barkley.
Paulinho took all of five minutes to adapt to life in Tottenham colours.
He’s been by far the most influential performer out of Spurs' seven summer acquisitions, partnering his Brazilian compatriot (and Moussa Dembele) to great effect in the centre of the park.
Considering the fact that Paulinho has only found the back of the net once, despite taking more than 3.1 shots per game (the 37th most across the top European leagues), suggests that we’ve clearly not witnessed the best of him yet.
Or, indeed, his shooting could be naturally aberrant: 20 goals in 86 appearances suggests otherwise.
At £17m, Paulinho looks to represent great value—especially considering that he’s keeping the £30m Fernandinho out of the Brazilian team—and is one of the first names on the team sheet.
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