Paulinho has silenced his critics at Barcelona

MADRID — Brazil midfielder Paulinho wasn't greeted with the warmest of welcomes when he arrived in Barcelona.

Fans made it clear they were not too thrilled to see the club spend 40 million euros ($48 million) on a defensive midfielder who was playing in the Chinese league.

They were expecting a blockbuster signing after Neymar's departure and ended up getting a player they knew very little about.

Paulinho didn't have any links to the club's youth academy and his style apparently didn't...

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