Rumours are going on thick and fast that after losing out to Monaco in the race for Falcao and also facing tough competitions from some other clubs to sign Cavani, Chelsea are determined to sign Brazilian forward Hulk to boost their attack.
Daily Mirror first broke the news of the Blue’s interest in Hulk and mentioned that after failed attempts in the previous seasons to sign the same player, Chelsea are ready to break the banks for him now. It would also be a welcome move for Hulk who has had a very turbulent season in Russia and a move to the London club may just revive his career. But the main question is that whether Chelsea need someone like Hulk in their ranks at this juncture? I would like to put-forth three reasons why the transfer may not be that good an idea for the club.
No proper position for him
Hulk is most effective when he plays in the right wing, which he does for his national team. He has a very powerful left foot which he uses to cut in and unleash shots that would test any keeper. But Chelsea already have Hazard in the right wing, who has played so brilliantly for them in his debut season and if not Hazard, the likes of Mata and Moses are always there to take up the role down the right wing.
Chelsea have Oscar, another Brazilian, in the left wing and it would be a crime to move Oscar to the benches for letting Hulk play in his place. That leaves us only with the option of a centre forward role for Hulk, which requires a lot more finishing ability than Hulk possesses.
His murky records
With Jose Mourinho set to take over the club, it can be very well said that Chelsea should look for players who never question the authority of managers and who have a reputable disciplinary records. Hulk, unfortunately, does not possess either and his relationships with his current club Zenit St. Petersburg validate this point. Therefore it would be unwise for Chelsea to include him in the team right now and leave scope for dressing room brawl.
£50m for Falcao was understandable, £40m for Cavani is fair enough, £25m for Lewandowski is a jackpot, but £35m for Hulk would be a harebrained decision. Comparing with the other strikers he certainly does not command such a price and Chelsea should keep in mind the hefty amount they are yet to recover from Torres and spend intelligently because of that.