FIFA-agent Lodovico Spinesi was interviewed by Tuttomercatoweb regarding what happened when Paulinho ended up not signing for Inter: “Paulinho was practically an Inter player but the he renewed his contract and I think it will be impossible for Inter to sign the player now. Also, he is a great idol in his country where he is liked by almost everyone. Inter should have signed him last year when the deal was practically done but maybe they lacked the conviction to invest in the player. Now it is probably too late and the fact that the player has changed his agent complicates matters further. Now, he will command at least 4 million Euro’s per year in wages and given the new finacial policy that Inter have adopted it looks very difficult.”