Eels' fans have been waiting with baited breath on the decision from Paulo following a somewhat disastrous start to their negotiation period.
The club have however confirmed that Paulo has locked in an extension until the end of 2026 with the Eels.
The four-year contract extension means Paulo will spend the next five years playing in the heart of Western Sydney.
Since November 1, the club have only managed to re-sign Clint Gutherson and Reagan Campbell-Gillard. The salary cap has bitten the club hard though, with Marata Niukore (New Zealand Warriors), Isaiah Papali'i (Wests Tigers) and Ray Stone (Dolphins) all officially moving on, while Reed Mahoney has also reportedly signed a deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs.
That move is as good as official, with Phil Gould confirming he and Viliame Kikau had signed four-year deals with the club which will see them both remain at Belmore from 2023 through until at least the end of 2026.
The veteran prop, who played for New South Wales this year, told the club he would test the open market in the lead up to November 1
Eels General Manager of Football Mark O'Neill said Paulo is an asset to the club.
“Junior is not just a skilful front-rower, he is an asset to the Club both on and off the field. His selection into the NSW Origin team is a testament to his ability and the hard work he puts into his game," O'Neill said.