Brazilian forward Hulk is no stranger to Premier League gossip columns.
The striker was constantly linked with moves to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, although nothing came to fruition.
Speaking on the Conversa com Bial show, Hulk revealed it was in fact Tottenham who chased him during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.
“The only proposal that really weighed for me to go, which I had said ‘yes’, was to England. There was a proposal from Tottenham. Mourinho, at the time, had given the ok,” said Hulk.
“And due to the rules, because I was playing in China, a long time without playing in the Brazilian national team, I couldn’t play in England. So the lawyers tried to see if there was a loophole, there wasn’t. So it was the proposal that I would have accepted at that moment there.”
Hulk has had a nomadic career, having played in Japan, Portugal, Russia and China, as well as his native Brazil. The centre-forward is an experienced international – he has featured 49 times for the South American nation, scoring 11 goals.