Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

Brazilian boosts survival hopes by signing extension with Livorno

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Paulinho - LivornoNewly promoted has given their fans a timely boost by announcing that star striker has signed a contract extension with the side until the summer of 2018.

With constant speculation linking the 27-year-old with a move away from the Amaranto the club can now focus on preparations for their return to action.

“The club Amaranto and Paulinho signed a new agreement that will see them remain together until June 2018.” Livorno announced on its official website.

The Brazilian had been fundamental in the club securing promotion from with 22 goals and the vital winner in the second leg of their play-off with to assure a 2-1 aggregate victory.

However, with his previous deal expiring in 2015 the man that has now scored 48 times in 148 appearances for the club was attracting interest from top Serie A sides and , as well as side .

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- My interest in Italian football began with the broadcasting of Football Italia in the early 90's, turning to infatuation with the Champions League victories of AC Milan, Paolo Maldini an all-time hero, and Juventus in 1994 and 1996. With no allegiance to any Italian side in particuar I have a strange fascination with Genoa since witnessing them beat my beloved Liverpool in the 1992 UEFA Cup. The last two decades following the reds have strangely seen frequent contests against Italian opposition. Also writing for thefootballmagazine.com, you can follow me on Twitter: @rabbitrabbiton

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