Barcelona watch second Paulinho after he breaks Coutinho record

Date published: Saturday 24th March 2018 11:18 - Joe Williams

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Vasco da Gama forward Paulinho Henrique Sampaio Filho, according to reports.

The 17-year-old recently became the youngest ever player to score for Vasco – a record that was previously set by current Barca attacker Philippe Coutinho.

Paulinho, who shares his name with a Barcelona player, was hailed as the revelation of the Brazilian league last campaign with other prospects such as Arthur and Vinicius Junior behind him.

And Sport claims that his recent record-breaking exploits have seen him catapulted onto the La Liga club’s radar with his release clause set at 30 million euros.

With such a low clause, Barca could face competition from a number of other European clubs if they were to make a move.

According to Sport, Paulinho can play on both flanks, has a deft touch and his speciality is scoring from distance.

 

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