Chelsea FC: Why Hulk Would Be a Bigger Signing Than Eden Hazard

Greg ProbertContributor IIJune 6, 2012

PORTO, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 19:  Hulk of FC Porto celebrates scoring a goal during the Portuguese Primeira Liga match between FC Porto and Gil Vicente FC held on August 19, 2011 at the Dragao Stadium in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Bruno Pires/EuroFootball/Getty Images)
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Chelsea have confirmed that Eden Hazard has agreed terms with the club and will be unveiled as a Blue when the French transfer window opens on June 13th.

It is an exciting signing, and fans and players have expressed their excitement at the prospect of seeing Hazard in the Premier League.

According to, Chelsea are still heavily involved in the transfer market even after the £32 million they are allegedly spending on Hazard, and Porto striker Hulk is looking likely to join the Blues this summer.

Hulk is a powerful winger who can play as a forward and has impressed during his time at Porto.

He has a build that looks ready-made for the Premier League, which is unlike Hazard, who is a more lightweight player that relies more on his trickery and skill.

Hulk won't come cheaply and the release clause in his contract is around £80 million, but Porto would be willing to let him go for around half of that.

Despite the fact that Hulk will be more expensive than Hazard, he would still be a better signing for Chelsea than the Belgian winger.

Chelsea have signed quite a few Belgians over the last year so Hazard has some of his international teammates to help him settle in. But with the exception of Romelu Lukaku, the other young Belgians at Chelsea have been shipped out on loan.

Hulk on the other hand has Brazilian teammates Ramires and David Luiz at the club, and Ramires has already expressed his desire for Hulk to join Chelsea, according to

When players come to the Premier League, they are often shocked at the physical nature of how the game is played in England, and they have to adapt their playing style accordingly.

This shouldn't have to be the case for Hulk, because as the name suggests, he is built like a tank. His power and finishing prowess will be a massive asset for the Blues.

He is not just a big man with a powerful shot, but he also has a large bag of tricks that will excite fans and frustrate defenders. Add that to his pace and you have a real handful for opposing players to deal with.