Sanjoanense have confirmed Paulinho has signed for Liverpool.
The Reds – who are currently lying in fifth place in the Premier League – have been in negotiations to land the youngster for the past few months.
And now, they are on the brink of getting their man.
In a statement on their official website, Sanjoanense confirmed: “Sanjoanense informs that, after many months of negotiations, they have reached an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer, outright, of Paulo Alves [Paulinho].
“The agreement comes after a period of testing at the legendary English club, which met the expectations of his parents.
“It should be formalised in the coming days, with the player allowed to travel to Liverpool in the company of his father.”