Paulinho has sealed a move back to Chinese side, Guangzhou Evergrande, just 11 months after joining Barcelona for €40million, both clubs announced on Sunday.
The Brazil midfielder will move to Guangzhou on a loan transfer for one season, which includes a subsequent purchase option for the defending Super League champions.
“FC Barcelona and Guangzhou Evergrande have reached an agreement for the loan transfer of Paulinho Bezerra for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the Chinese club.
“Barca publicly expresses its gratitude to Paulinho for his commitment and dedication and wishes him luck and success in the future,” a statement on Barcelona’s website read.
Paulinho finished his single season at the Camp Nou, having played in 49 matches and won the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup titles.