The Brazilian defender, who is close to obtain a Spanish passport, will follow footsteps of Diego Costa to play for the Spanish national team.
two years before signing for
, then headed back to
to play for
in 2017, where he’s playing for three years. Paulista has passed all the necessary procedures to obtain a Spanish passport, as he can obtain dual citizenship.
The player can choose to play for the Spanish national team, which he insists is a ‘dream come true’.
“I am going to continue working hard for Valencia and I’m sure that I’ll attract the attention of the coach,”
Paulista told VCF Media.
He has six months to prove himself to
to be selected for the delayed
Paulista is also thinking of the benefits of citizenship off the pitch.
“I am very happy, very happy and so is my family. I want to continue enjoying Spain and Valencia.”
His current contract with
will end in
, he’s in talks with the club for renewing his contract.
“I have no words to thank this club and the entire fanbase for how they’ve treated me from day one. I want to continue for many years at Valencia, fighting until the day I can’t run any longer.”