Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk rubbishes Borussia Dortmund speculation
Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has rejected talk linking him with a move to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
Speculation mounted yesterday when Dortmund skipper Sebastian Kehl joked the Brazilian revealed to him that he would like to play for the current Champions League runners up.
However the 25-year-old forward told ESPN Brasil that this wasn’t the case, Sky Sports reported Hulk’s quotes as well.
He said: “I didn’t talk with him at any time, as I don’t speak German or English.
“I don’t know what is his goal of saying that to the press, I am adapted to this place, my family too and I don’t want to leave Zenit.”
Zenit were defeated 4-2 by Dortmund on Tuesday night in the first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie to leave the Russians with a mountain to climb.
It came as a surprise then afterwards to hear of Hulk’s apparent admission to Kehl but it seems it may have just been some mind games by the German to get under the Brazilian’s skin.
Hulk joined Zenit in 2012 and has enjoyed a degree of success with the club but his hefty price tag means Russian expectation is hard to fulfill for the former Porto striker.