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Hulk set for Porto exit - agent

May 12, 2012
By ESPN staff

Porto striker Hulk will definitely leave the club this summer, according to the his agent.

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Hulk has been strongly linked with Chelsea in recent years, although Paris St-Germain have also been reported as strong suitors for the powerful forward - who has helped propel Porto to another Portuguese league title in his fourth season at the club.

Hulk's agent Teodoro Fonseca believes the timing is now perfect - for the player's career, and the club's finances - for the 25-year-old to be sold to one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

"I have no doubts [he will leave in the summer]," Fonseca told Portuguese radio station Antena 1. "After four seasons at Porto, this is the moment to sell the footballer.

"Today he is the player with the most offers in all of Europe and I think this is the moment to study the situation calmly. The kid is calm but prepared for the move to a big foreign club.

"Porto have valued Hulk at €100 million but I believe this will not be a problem. For any club, Hulk provides goals, pleasure and titles and those are priceless."

Hulk has scored 16 goals in 22 league games for Porto this season and recently expressed his hope that he will get the chance to move in the summer, although he remains happy at Estadio do Dragao.

"If I have to leave, it will certainly be a good move," Hulk said. "If I have to leave for one of the big leagues, I would do it happily."

Chelsea have already made a start on their summer transfer activity, sealing a deal for Werder Bremen attacker Marko Marin.