Despite the fact that it was the most resounding transfer made in 2012, the relationship between Russian club Zenit and Brazilian star Hulk could be close to an end.
The former FC Porto winger, who thrived at the Liga ZON Sagres and appeared to be headed to bigger challenges, decided to sign with the Russian side. But according to reports, he might looking for a way out of the team as soon as the transfer market opens on January next year.
Press reports indicated that Hulk asked Zenit’s directors to accept any bid that comes their way in January as he wants to play in a more competitive league in the second part of the season, acknowledging that the Russian Championship is not the challenge he thought it might be.
Nobody can blame him actually, as he’s clearly the best player in the league by far. Hulk has been linked with a move to Chelsea several times, and now that Jose Mourinho is currently managing the Stamford Bridge outfit it wouldn’t be strange if there’s an offer and we see the Brazilian international featuring in the Premier League before the season is over.
With the World Cup getting closer and closer and Brazil getting ready to win their sixth title in front of their fans, every player wants to be in top form for the biggest tournament in the world. In that sense, Zenit should be smart and part ways with Hulk to maybe recover some of the cash they invested in one of the most prolific strikers in Europe.