Striker Hulk has said he believes his new club Zenit St Petersburg will soon become one of the most powerful in Europe.
Hulk, 26, was the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer before completing a €40 million move from Porto to the Russian club.
The Brazil international, who has two goals in six games for Zenit, told FIFA's official website: "I'm certain that, in the future, Zenit will be one of the biggest teams in Europe.
"Before I signed for Zenit, I'd spoken to [coach Luciano] Spalletti. He sold the club to me very well, telling me about the great structure that was in place and their project of building a great side."
He said that neither he nor Porto had been interested in some of the offers that were made for his services during the summer transfer window.