Hulk firm over future
Sought-after striker Hulk insists his future remains with Porto despite talk linking him with a move.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/07/11 12:24pm
Sought-after Brazilian striker Hulk insists his future remains with Porto despite speculation linking him with a move away from the club.
Top European sides such as AC Milan and Manchester City are thought to be chasing the signature of the 24-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 26 league games last season.
However, Hulk penned a contract extension at Porto in May, committing himself to the Portuguese champions until 2016, and it is believed the new deal features a buy-out clause in the region of €100million (£87m).
The frontman has previously hinted he would be open to a move in the next couple of years if the right offer came along, but for now he is adamant his future lies in Portugal.
He said: "To leave Porto now? I am signed for another five years and my future is there."
Former Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas departed the club to take over at Chelsea last month and Hulk wished the manager all the best.
He added: "I wish him much luck, except if we play the Blues."