PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 28: Givalnildo Vieira 'Hulk' of FC Porto celebrates his side third goal during the UEFA Europa League semi final first leg match between FC Porto and Villarreal at Estadio do Dragao on April 28, 2011 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
Hulk was asked recently about a potential transfer to Chelsea, and some of his comments have been translated and shared by the media today. Here are a few of the more common ones to see floating about:
Chelsea are the current European champions and would please any player and I'm no exception, I'd be happy if the transfer happened.
I leave everything in the hands of Porto, I am under contract and I have been happy at Porto for four years, where I have achieved everything. I'll have the club in my heart no matter what happens this summer or in any other summer.
Shocking, isn't it? Hulk wouldn't be angry about a move to the defending champions of Europe (that's us by the way). I suppose he'd also not be too upset by the resulting wages that come with said transfer. I bet none of you could have guessed that without these quotes.
I'm sure we'll see plenty of media outlets with little else to write about portraying this as Hulk "begging" for a Chelsea switch or some such nonsense. I'm sure others will see this as Hulk ruling out PSG or Manchester City. The reality is he was probably just trying to keep all parties happy while answering a direct question. This doesn't say it's either Chelsea or Porto next year, it's simply a generic answer to a stupid question.