Brazilian insists he is happy with decision.
Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has insisted that he has no regrets over his decision to leave Corinthians for Tottenham Hotspur as he nears closer to a move to the club, Sky Sports reports.
The 24-year-old confirmed this week that he has decided to head to England instead of staying with the Brazilian club, and turning down a move to Italian giants AC Milan in the process.
They (Tottenham) made an offer to my agent and to Corinthians, I sat down, analysed the proposal and chose Tottenham. We think it was the best path, the best option,” he told ESPN Brasil.
“I am moving from one big club to Tottenham, another club in a big league. I am sure I will perform my job to the best of my ability. I don’t regret and I won’t regret [this decision].”
Paulinho has previously played in both Lithuania and Poland, and he revealed that he rejected advances from two clubs in Russia, believing that a return to Eastern Europe wouldn’t be right for his career.
“I received an offer from Russia that was way higher than what I earned at Corinthians, but that wasn’t my focus. My focus was to stay at Corinthians, I refused a huge offer because of the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.
“The moment is not to think about the financial aspect, I have to think about my career. You can earn money anywhere, a guy that earns one million does the same as someone who earns 500 thousand, you need to have a good head.
“I received a huge offer, to earn 10 times more. I played in Lithuania and Poland for two and a half years, and I thought that I would be hidden in Russia, stay far away from the national team, with no visibility.
“I focused on my career first and on the financial aspect later.”