Spurs set their sights on Zenit’s Hulk!
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has earmarked a January move for Zenit St. Petersburg striker Hulk, reports The Metro.
The 27-year-old Brazilian inside forward used to play under AVB in Portugal, when the young boss led a Porto side to a domestic double and a Europa League success. Hulk scored 36 goals that season, helping pave the way for his mega-money move to Zenit in Russia.
He hasn’t entirely lived up to his £50m price tag in Russia, but has began to thrive this season, scoring 10 goals in the opening 16 matches of the season, and contributing nine assists, too.
Hulk starts for the Brazilian national side, which is some achievement considering the likes of Ronaldinho, Kaka, Coutinho and Fernandinho can’t even get in the squad.
He would likely cost close to £30m, and could be deployed either as a long strike in place of £26m striker Roberto Soldado, or from the right – cutting in on his powerful left boot in AVB’s favoured 4-3-3 formation.
Spurs have started the season well, but have struggled to score goals on a regular basis. While their defensive performances have been fantastic, they’ve only scored nine goals.
Hulk would inject a real goal threat into the Spurs side, and his physicality would seemingly fit the Premier League perfectly.