In an interview with Brazilian newspaper O Globo, Paulinho shared his desires for a fresh start.
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The winger arrived in Germany from Brazilian side Vasco de Gama in 2018 for a reported fee of €18 million. Paulinho has shown flashes, but has struggled to find consistent game time and missed nearly a year in the 2019/20 season with an ACL injury.
In an interview with Brazilian paper O Globo, the 22-year-old stated that, “For me, my future is already decided. The club already knows that I don’t want to stay for another season."
The club at the BayArena is bound to lose money as Paulinho's market value has dipped to around €11 million. A return to Brazil or a stay in Europe are possible, but it's likely that if the Brazilian were to move this summer, a much lower fee could be reached for his services.