Zenit St. Petersburg forward Givanildo Vieira De Souza “Hulk” has been linked (rather, rumoured with a move after he posted a picture of himself on a plane to London with the message: “Going to work in London. With my manager and friend # Teo”) to Premier League table toppers Chelsea in the summer.
So here are three reasons why it is a wrong move.
Poor Goals Ratio
Hulk’s market value is highly inflated thanks to the high price that Zenit paid to Porto in order to take the big Brazilian to Russia. However, Hulk doesn’t have a goal-scoring record that justifies that price tag. This season, Hulk has scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for Zenit but of that, 9 have come in the Russian Premier League, which is in no way on par with the Premier League or other European leagues.
In the Champions League, he has managed only 3 goals in 7 appearances which includes the goal he scored against Borussia Dortmund from the penalty spot a couple of weeks back. If he cannot score on a regular basis against the top continental sides, can he really be expected to lead the line for Chelsea who are in need for a proven goal-scorer? And to add to that, his shot accuracy is a meager 54%, which is even less than that of Torres and Eto’o.