By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham fans on Twitter have been highly amused after reports stated that European giants Bayern Munich were interested in former flop Paulinho.
French radio station RMC have claimed that Carlo Ancelotti is the big admirer of the 28-year-old and has instructed chiefs to sign him in the summer.
Now, Paulinho is currently playing in China with Guangzhou Evergrande after a less than impressive couple of years with Tottenham.
The Brazil international signed for Spurs in 2013 from Corinthians for a huge club record £17million.
However, after returning just 10 goals and seven assists in 67 outings for the Premier League side he left for China in a £9.9million deal in the summer of 2015.
Paulinho has since returned 19 goals and five assists in 74 appearances for Guangzhou and Spurs fans on social media have been astounded by the Bayern links.
One fan commented that 1 April was “ages a go”, while others were keen to post humours GIF’s.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
When you realise Paulinho could be going to Bayern Munich pic.twitter.com/sAhqdGG4l2
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 11, 2017
Paulinho to Bayern Munich…
It's normal when teams like Bayern sign our wastes.
— Daniel. (@Danderweireld) April 12, 2017
— Ben (@thfcBG) April 11, 2017
April 1st was ages ago mate…
— Jason H (@jasonhunt1882) April 11, 2017
— Eric (@EricYid) April 11, 2017
I would pay any club in the world £10m and 4 years of wages just to never see his face ever again
— Will 🚾 (@ohlookitswill_) April 10, 2017
A midfield duo of Thiago and Paulinho is the stuff dreams are made of https://t.co/6aiJVFg4mp
— bdog. (@CoysLad) April 12, 2017
Tottenham have since moved on after Paulinho and boast a very impressive midfield containing the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele.
However, a number of supporters will clearly be surprised if the Brazilian is lining up against them in the Champions League next season.
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