Transfer talk

Zenit spend big on Hulk and Witsel

September 3, 2012
By ESPN staff
Zenit St Petersburg have signed FC Porto striker Hulk and Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel in an €80 million double swoop.

• Zenit's Hulk bid rejected by Porto

Brazil international Hulk and Belgium international Witsel have both signed five-year contracts with the big-spending Russian club. Reuters report that Zenit paid €40 million for each player.

Zenit spokesman Dmitry Tsimmerman said: "It's now official. Both players had signed five-year deals."
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