United and Spurs to battle for £84m ‘Incredible’ striker target

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FC Porto striker Givanildo Vieira de Souza - or ‘Hulk’ as he is more commonly known, has admitted that he would consider a move to England and the Barclays Premier League.

The 24-year-old Brazilian international has been the subject of much speculation in recent months with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both rumoured to be interested in the player.

The powerful front-man has been in fine form this season, hitting 27 goals in 31 games for the Portuguese outfit, which sparked club officials to renegotiate his contract by increasing his minimum fee release clause from £34m up to a staggering £84m reports the Daily Mail.

Neither Spurs, or United are likely to meet that valuation but recent reports in Portugal say that Harry Redknapp has sent Tottenham scouts to watch Hulk on five separate occasions in the past few months, and no less than thirty times in two years which would suggest that Spurs do have a firm interest in bringing the player to White Hart Lane.


Sir Alex Ferguson has gone on record saying that he admires the physical attributes of the Porto forward who is nicknamed the ‘Incredible’ Hulk because of his strength and stocky build as well as the powerful shot in his armoury.

The Red Devils manager and his Manchester United side have faced the Hulk on a number of occasions in the Champions League – with their most recent meeting coming in the 2009 quarter final where United came out 3-2 winners on aggregate.

Rumours about a possible departure from Porto continue to circulate claim talkSPORT, with a summer move looking increasingly likely but Hulk insists he's happy where he is.

"If a transfer appears good for all parties then we should consider it," he said. "There is always a lot of speculation about me but it does not bother me at all.

"The important thing is to concentrate on Porto and do my job. I'm already at a big club. Since arriving in Portugal I have improved a lot but I can still play a lot better."

With a great return of goals already this season twinned with the promise of more to come from the Brazilian – the comments are unlikely to go unnoticed by Spurs or United officials and so a summer bidding war could be just around the corner.

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