Brazilian ahead Hulk is not any stranger to Premier League gossip columns.
The striker was continually linked with strikes to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, though nothing got here to fruition.
Talking on the Conversa com Bial present, Hulk revealed it was in reality Tottenham who chased him throughout Jose Mourinho’s time on the membership.
“The one proposal that basically weighed for me to go, which I had mentioned ‘sure’, was to England. There was a proposal from Tottenham. Mourinho, on the time, had given the okay,” mentioned Hulk.
“And as a result of guidelines, as a result of I used to be taking part in in China, a very long time with out taking part in within the Brazilian nationwide group, I couldn’t play in England. So the legal professionals tried to see if there was a loophole, there wasn’t. So it was the proposal that I’d have accepted at that second there.”
Hulk has had a nomadic profession, having performed in Japan, Portugal, Russia and China, in addition to his native Brazil. The centre-forward is an skilled worldwide – he has featured 49 instances for the South American nation, scoring 11 targets.