Brazilian Hulk has prompted clubs across Europe to sit up and take notice since arriving at FC Porto from Tokyo Verdy in 2008.
After the stocky forward scored no fewer than 44 goals in 55 league appearances for the Japanese capital club, Porto were quick to capture him in a reported €6million (£4.7m) deal which is likely to end up paying serious dividends.
The bulky frontman was instrumental as the Primeira Liga side secured an emphatic league, domestic cup and UEFA Europa League Treble in the 2010-11 season, scoring 23 goals in only 26 league games.
Hulk went on to hit 16 goals last term as Porto retained the title to keep his host of suitors, thought to include Chelsea and Manchester City, still clamouring for his signature.
His antics in Portugal have caused the 25-year-old's value to soar, with it widely suggested the Brazilian has a whopping €100million (£84m) release clause in his contract.
While Hulk has been a star performer for Porto at club level, his opportunities to prove himself on the international stage have been limited and the forward will be keen to correct that at the Olympics.
The Brazilian has collected only 13 caps and scored just three goals for Brazil since making his international debut in 2009, having not been included in coach Mano Menezes' squad for the 2011 Copa America.
Hulk will be hoping he can carry the form showed with Porto into the Games with the Selecao and demonstrate some of the attributes which have seen him become so coveted.
Unsurprisingly given his moniker, one of Hulk's main qualities is his strength. At 5 ft 10' the forward is not especially tall, but his stocky build makes him a commanding figure who is able to break through opposition defences.
Despite his burly physique, the forward is not short of speed and has shown a talent for impressive acceleration. Add to that a healthy dose of skill and a thunderous left-footed shot and it is no surprise he is one of Europe's hottest properties.