Hulk has said he could leave Zenit St. Petersburg during the January transfer window if his issues with Coach Luciano Spalletti do not improve. The Brazilian striker joined the Russian club for $52.2 million in September. Following Tuesday night’s 1-0 win away to AC Milan, which saw Hulk substituted with 10 minutes to play, the former FC Porto star revealed that his frustration with the Italian coach has been affecting his performances.
"I feel fine in St Petersburg, my family is fine and my son is fine," Hulk told Premium Calcio. "But if the situation with Luciano Spalletti does not resolve itself, I could leave in January. I don't know if Italy would be my destination, but anything can happen." Spalletti, meanwhile, was quick to fire back at the Brazilian. "Hulk does and says what he wants," he said. "I will have no qualms about replacing him again."