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Paulinho idolises Lampard

Brazil star Paulinho wants to emulate Chelsea's Frank Lampard when he completes his move to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 04/07/13 at 11:18 Post Comment

Paulinho: The Brazil star is set to complete a £17million move to Tottenham

Paulinho: The Brazil star is set to complete a £17million move to Tottenham

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho is set to join Tottenham Hotspur as Andre Villas-Boas makes the changes to his squad which he hopes will boost the club's UEFA Champions League ambitions.

As the Premier League consequently prepares to welcome the 24-year-old, similarities have been drawn to Chelsea and England veteran Lampard.

And it is something which Paulinho does not mind, as he said in the Daily Star: "This comparison is a responsibility that I will take. I will not run away from it.

"Lampard is a great player, not only for Chelsea but in world football.

"I intend to follow in his footsteps as he is a very professional guy. David Luiz always speaks of him on international duty.

"I've always looked at what Lampard does and to me he is a huge phenomenon.

"The way he hits the ball, what positions he takes up, he really is incredible."

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