Guangzhou Evergrande official has praised Paulinho’s generosity after the Brazilian striker left the club to join Barcelona earlier this week.
“He says hello or thank you to almost everybody and always meets the needs of others,” club official Liang Ke said on his Weibo account.
“He is reluctant to receive any money, instead, he loves giving. For example, he gave his pair of Beats headphones and [Mercedes-Benz] car to his driver.
“There are tons of people who are richer than Paulinho, but few are as generous and broad minded as him.”
On the other hand, Liang told the story about the generosity of the Brazilian striker with his private podiatrist.
“Paulinho brought a private podiatrist from Brazil along with him after joining Evergrande,” Liang’s post continued.
“After noticing the maladjustment suffered by his podiatrist, Paulinho invited the podiatrist’s wife and children to come here and covered the entire expense.
“Paulinho paid tuition fees for the podiatrist’s children after helping them enroll in an international school. He also paid medical bills before one of the children underwent a surgical procedure.
“Paulinho even provided plane tickets and five-star accommodation if the podiatrist’s family fancy traveling to watch his away games. Have you ever met another employer as good as Paulinho?”
On Monday, Barcelona confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande for midfielder Paulinho.
According to reports, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will sign a four-year deal with the Spanish giants, with a release clause worth of €120million.