Friday, 15th February, 2013

Zenit St. Petersburg striker Hulk dreams of moving back to his homeland of Brazil, despite only having just arrived in Russia.

Hulk moved to Zenit from FC Porto last summer, after the Russian champions splashed out around €40M to bag him from the Portuguese giants.

His adaptation period in St. Petersburg has not been the easiest, with team-mates concerned about his large salary and a dispute with coach Luciano Spalletti, whom Hulk took exception to taking him off in December away at AC Milan in the Champions League.

Things have improved though and he scored last night in Zenit’s 2-0 win over Liverpool in the Europa League.

Hulk still dreams of a move home however.


"I just arrived in Russia and I have a long contract with Zenit, but in football you never know what will happen tomorrow", he told Portuguese daily A Bola.

"I want to play in the Brazilian league, although I do not know when it will happen.

"I left when I was very young, but I know that one day I will play in my country’s top flight.

"I have a liking for Palmeiras."

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