Tuesday, 9th December, 2014

Brazilian striker Hulk believes that while both Chelsea and Real Madrid would like to sign him, from a career point of view moving to either side would not be a smart switch.

Hulk has been continually linked with world football's biggest clubs in recent years, but signed for Zenit St. Petersburg from FC Porto in the summer of 2012, costing the Russian club around €40m.

The move to Russia has not stopped Hulk being linked with yet another transfer, but he feels if he were to answer the call from Chelsea or Real Madrid he could find himself enjoying markedly less playing time.

"I see no reason for possible moves to Chelsea or Real Madrid", Hulk was quoted as saying by RTBF.


"I know these clubs have shown an interest in me, but there I would risk losing a starting spot", the striker added.


Hulk, who is locked down on a contract with Zenit until the summer of 2017, has been amongst the goals this season, hitting eleven in all competitions for the Russian side.

In total he has found the back of the net on 41 occasions since signing for Zenit, also providing his team-mates with 33 assists.

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