Well, this is a rumour which we all have been hearing since 2011, when AVB became our manager. Hulk was seen moving to London just a few days ago, he took a picture with his manager and friend, in a plane on the way to London. This rumour started heating up since Zenit’s manager was sacked, Hulk might have been planning to move to a new club, although he has had an amazing 1 and a half year at Zenit.
What can Hulk do for us?
He has been known to solve our striker issues we have been facing since Didier Drogba left the club back in 2012 but originally, he is actually a wide player, playing for most of his career on the wings. Putting him in the striker position wouldn’t necessarily solve our problem but I rest my case. It will be up to Hulk (if we eventually sign him) to prove himself to the Blues.
How much would he cost us? Its hard to say but at this point, he would still cost as much as he would have cost us if we bought him from Porto, but a bit less. Around 30 to 35 million. That would be a lot considering we bought Torres for 50 million but injuries and bad form has kept him out of contention and he hasn’t lived up to the price tag.
Whether this deal happens or not, we still have Lukaku who has gained a lot of experience in the League. Costa has been linked with us this season and he could prove to be a major signing for us. Same goes for Cavani but doesn’t look like the deal could happen for him.