Brazilian star Hulk has recently announced that he has a “very big offer from England”, following the expiry of the 34-year-old’s contract at Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Hulk, who made his name at FC Porto when the Portuguese club were managed by former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, lining up alongside the likes of Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao as they won the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal, Supertaca Candido de Oliveira and the UEFA Europa League in 2011 has decided to end his stay in China after four years, making 145 appearances, scoring 76 and making 54 assists.
Clubs that could be interested in the Brazil international who has made 48 international appearances for his country, scoring 11 times are the likes of West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Moyes’ side are a club that could significantly benefit from signing Hulk, as due to persistent injury problems for Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko which has seen the former Borussia Dortmund winger play just 41 times in nearly two and a half seasons in London, the Hammers lack options out wide.
West Ham's nature to sign players past the peak of their powers has also been extremely common since moving to the London Stadium, with players like Jack Wilshere, Patrice Evra, Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Hernandez failing to reach the heights seen elsewhere, to name a few. Having recently sold Albian Ajeti to Celtic, and with Michael Antonio struggling for fitness of late due to a hamstring injury, Hulk could also provide some cover in the striker role.
Wolves are also a side that could be interested, following the bad news that Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has fractured his skull. The 29-year-old has been an integral part of Wolves’ success since being promoted to the Premier League back in 2018, especially last season, where Jimenez had 23 goal contributions in 38 league games, proving what a big void Nuno Espirito Santo has to fill up front without his star striker.
The Portuguese manager has been known for signing players from Portugal or those that have previously played in the Primeira Liga. Hulk was Nuno’s teammate for two seasons at FC Porto between 2008 and 2010, which will give the Wolves man a good indication as to what sort of personality and capability the Brazilian has.