Brazil international Paulinho will not shy away from comparisons to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
The Corinthians midfielder, who is believed to be set to join Tottenham, was likened to Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer by Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.
Paulinho is delighted to be compared to the England international and feels he can learn a lot from his style of play in the Premier League.
According to The Daily Mirror, Paulinho told Brazilian TV: "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 (Lampard's Chelsea team-mate) always speaks of him on international duty.
"I've always looked at what Lampard does, and to me is a huge phenomenon - the way he hits the ball, what positions he takes up - he really is incredible."
Former Argentina international Riquelme played against the 24-year-old in the Copa Libertadores in May when his Boca side faced Corinthians, and he was impressed by Paulinho's talent.
"After I played against Riquelme he turned to me and said, 'You are a phenomenon' and said he wanted my shirt to take his son," Paulinho added.
Former White Hart Lane favourite Osvaldo Ardiles is one interested onlooker who would welcome Paulinho's arrival at Tottenham.
"I read the paper that it's nearly sure that he's coming to us (Tottenham Hotspur)," he said. "I am delighted that he's coming. I'm expecting big, big things from him."
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