360 VERDICT: Hulk – Is he worth €100 million?
Also, there was a report claiming that Hulk’s buy out clause is NOT €100million. If true, it will be a huge shot in the arm for Chelsea. His market value is €34million, the highest it ever has been. The longer this transfer saga goes on, the worse it is for Chelsea FC, as they could end up paying a huge transfer fee. So is Hulk worth such an exorbitant amount? That is what ChelseaFC360 is trying to uncover in this post.
In the 2011/12 season, Hulk played 48 matches (includes all the competitive fixtures), scored 23 goals, provided 15 assists. For his effort he picked up 11 yellow cards and absolutely no red cards, which means his physical strength was utilized wisely. Also, he scored a goal every 162 minutes.
Played: 194, Goals: 86, Assists: 61, Yellow Cards: 36, Direct Red Cards: 0, Minutes/Goal: 174.
Hulk, who will turn 26 next month, has a long way to go before he can be a top quality player. Drogba was in the same situation as Hulk when he joined Chelsea. Hulk, will only improve at Chelsea FC as he is what the club wants and will suit his style of play. Moreover, he has established himself in Europe and has a good scoring record in the Champions League.