Long-term Arsenal target opens up and announces ‘he is listening’ to offers as Premier League move wanted
Long-term Arsenal target Hulk is listening to offers from the Premier League as he prepares to leave China on a free transfer in January.
There was a point back in 2012 that Hulk was one of the most sought after players in the game after impressing over the Portuguese League with Porto and was being chased by some of the games biggest and best clubs.
However, Despite the big transfer interest and the opportunity to play at the very highest level of the game, Hulk made the strange decision to swap Porto for a mega money offer from Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg, and interest from big clubs seemingly went away.
The 34-year-old striker moved to the Chinese Super League in 2016 after deciding to step away from top level football and take the massive pay-day that a move to China offers players like him these days.
But He will not renew his contract at Shanghai SIPG and will leave when his current deal expires on December 31, and Hulk told Brazilian outlet Lance: “I am listening to many proposals from Brazil and many places including in Europe.
“[I have offers from] Turkey, Portugal, England, Spain, Italy, Germany – and I also have an offer from China.
“Every day more new proposals arrive. I thank God I have a name that’s very strong in the market.
“The clubs have been following me and I keep up to date physically, it helps a lot.
“I will not put money ahead of football. I am talking to God to make the best decision, be very happy and continue my career.
“Where I went, I made history. I ask him God bless me and I keep writing this beautiful story in football.”
Look, there was a point in time that Arsenal wanted to bring the Brazilian to the club, he was a top-class striker, but it would be a shock to see him make the move to the Premier League for a top-level club like Arsenal.