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Paulinho to join Sporting CP on loan?

By Rune Gjerulff

Sporting CP are said to be interested in taking Bayer Leverkusen's Paulinho on loan.

Paulinho.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen's Paulinho has attracted interest from Sporting CP, who want to take the winger on loan, according to Kicker.

The 19-year-old has struggled to live up to the expectations at BayArena following his €18,5 million move from Brazilian side Vasco da Gama and made just 15 appearances during his first season in Germany.

During pre-season, Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz praised Paulinho after testing him out in offensive midfield, but also stressed the youngster has a lot to learn, and it therefore seems conceivable that he could head out on loan.

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