Leverkusen's supposed wantaway attacker Paulinho has taken to social media to announce that he wishes to remain with his German club.
"I shall firmly and strongly remain with Leverkusen," the 22-year-old noted, "I'm prepared to help, as has always been my intention."
Whether or not Werkself trainer Gerardo Seoane intends to integrate Paulinho back into the squad remains to be seen. Citing his "unfocused nature", Seoane opted not to include the Brazilian in his matchday squad this past weekend against Augsburg.
Ich bleibe! Ich werde meinen Vertrag erfüllen. Ich bleibe fest und stark bei @bayer04fussball und bereit zu helfen, wie ich es seit meiner Ankunft immer war.— Paulinho (@PaulinhoPH7) August 16, 2022