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Feng Xiaoting tells Paulinho to help him score ten goals before leaving

Paulinho will have a tough task if he wants to leave Guangzhou Evergrande for Barcelona in this summer transfer window.

The Brazil international midfielder revealed that he has received an offer from Spanish La Liga giants as Barcelona look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.

However, Feng, a centre-back who has scored only once in the Chinese Super League in the six past seasons is reluctant to see his 28-year-old team-mate depart.

“I heard the news this morning that Barcelona had submitted a bid for Paulinho,” the China international posted on his Weibo account on Monday.

“Mark my words, you are not allowed to leave until you rack up ten assists and help me score ten goals.”

Paulinho has been one of the CSL’s most successful overseas imports. The former Tottenham Hotspur man has already scored four league goals in 13 games this season.