Chelsea were the club he was most strongly linked with prior to his £40 million move to Zenit in what was the most tedious and drawn out transfer sagas that failed to materialise, but it looks as though we will be hit with all sorts of rumours as the player is once again trying to engineer a move and reportedly requested a transfer as he’s frustrated with life at the club and manager Luciano Spalletti.
Hulk mainly dodged questions over his future but did say:
“My future? I love the Premier League.
“The Premier League is a great competition with great clubs. If I have time, I watch the matches on television.”
When Hulk opted to move to Zenit it raised a few eyebrows as it wasn’t considered a step up from his former club Porto, where he enjoyed success and had Champions League football virtually guaranteed, so it hasn’t exactly been a shock that it seems to have ended in tears for the Brazilian forward in Russia. He didn’t get the move he wanted originally but it doesn’t mean that he should take the first offer that came along, was he badly advised?
In any case the ‘Hulk to Chelsea’ ship has sailed no matter how desperate (or not) he is to leave Russia. It’s also doubtful Chelsea will put up the necessary funds to release the player from his current club.