Brazil forward talks up move to England after contact from Prem club

Date published: Friday 17th November 2017 12:01 - Rob McCarthy

Brazil forward Hulk has opened the door to a potential move to England after claiming interest from a Premier League club.

The former Porto and Zenit attacker is currently plying his trade in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai SIPG but has hinted at a potential move away.

“I received one contact from the Premier League and quite a few others from other countries,” he said in quotes carried by the Daily Mirror. “I admire the Premier League very much and it is considered – not by accident – the best league in the world. Of course I follow it, but I am happy here. I have almost three more years on my contract so I am happy here.

“But one never knows in football, everything can happen and my agent, Daniel Lorenz, receives contact from Europe, including from the UK, so in football, you never know and sometimes when you least expect it, you can have an invitation and things can change.

“We are open, we cannot block our calls and of course if there is a very good offer and the club [his current club Shanghai SIPG] is OK with that, then we would deal with it as it comes. But for now I am happy and focused here.”

Hulk, who has previously been linked with both Chelsea and Manchester City, cost Shanghai an Asian record £45million in the summer of 2016  and reportedly earns £320,000-a-week.

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