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Paulinho explains how Messi convinced him to join Barcelona

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Paulinho has explained how Lionel Messi convinced him to join Barcelona and says it was during an international friendly between Brazil and Argentina in Australia. The two teams met in Melbourne in June and Paulinho says during the game, Messi told him to move to the Camp Nou. “Willian and I were getting into position to take a free kick” he said. “I was closer to the ball but it was Willian that was going to take it. Messi was further away. “When Willian got into position to kick the ball I stayed behind and he [Messi] came walking towards me and said, “Come to Barcelona.” I looked at him and said, “If you want to take me, I’ll go.” Source | Globoesporte Paulinho also says that Neymar played


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