Portuguese Liga too small for Chelsea target Hulk, claims agent

The 25-year-old Brazilian striker, who has been at Porto for four years, is keen on a move to the Premier League, according to his representative
The agent of Hulk has claimed that his client will have to leave Porto if he wants to realise his dream of winning the Champions League.

The in-demand Brazil international has been linked with a number of Europe's elite, including Chelsea, and the player's representative has admitted that a move to the Premier League appeals to the striker.

"Porto are a big club, with a big structure and who are in a good position in Uefa's ranking," Teodoro Fonseca is quoted as saying by Lancenet. "The problem is the Portuguese Liga.

"Hulk has won everything at Porto, except the Champions League. He has the dream to win this tournament and to cement his place in the Brazil national team.

"For that to happen, he needs to move to a more competitive league, and we admire the Premier League a lot.

"Of course Porto will not let him go easily. His release clause is worth €100 million (£80m), but in the end his desire will prevail.

"There will need to be negotiations, but Porto are not saying that they will only sell for €100m (£80m)."

The 25-year-old Hulk, who has been capped nine times by the Selecao, arrived at Porto from Tokyo Verde in 2008.