Paulinho’s move from Braga to Wolverhampton Wanderers continues to be reported by the Portuguese media.
Newspaper A Bola was the first to break the news this morning, claiming that a €30m move was ‘practically concluded’.
Now it’s time for RTP, the public service broadcasting organisation of Portugal, to label the transfer ‘imminent’.
The report is very similar to A Bola’s. Both because they say it’s Jorge Mendes who is handling the deal, and for claiming that Nuno Espírito Santo sees Paulinho as the perfect replacement for Raúl Jiménez.
Just like A Bola, RTP also says the Mexican star is ‘on his way to Manchester United’.
Just in case Wolves fans wonder where this transfer has come from, we can confirm that this is happening all of a sudden.
Earlier this week, the Portuguese media had already claimed that the striker was moving to England on a €30m deal, but they had no idea which club were triggering his release clause.
Now it seems it was Wolves who got to this deal pretty quickly, even though they hadn’t been heavily linked to the player in the past.
Paulinho had 25 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances for Braga this season.
Regarding the Manchester United and Raúl Jiménez claim, at first that seemed to be something of an assumption, based on earlier rumours, so it’s intriguing that RTP, who aren’t usually prone to gossip, insist the player is ‘on his way’ to joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.