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MOSCOW, June 28. /TASS/. An estimated cost of Zenit St. Petersburg FC forward Hulk’s transfer to China’s Shanghai SIPG football club exceeds $60 million, a source close to the situation told TASS on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Brazilian striker is expected to arrive in Shanghai on Wednesday, when he is scheduled to undergo medical examination at Shanghai SIPG football club, formerly called Shanghai Dongya.
"The cost of the transfer deal is $60 million," the source said in an interview with TASS. "Moreover, the deal also stipulates extra bonuses for Zenit FC in case Hulk scores over 15 goals for the Chinese club."
"The player’s salary with the exempt of bonuses will be $12.5 million per year," the source added.
There had been no official confirmation as of yet on the cost of the transfer deal and the player’s salary.
Hulk joined Zenit in the fall of 2012 after playing in Portugal’s Porto FC since 2008. Last year in February, the Brazilian forward extended his contract with Zenit FC until June 2019.
Playing for Zenit St. Petersburg FC, Hulk scored a total 77 goals in 147 matches.
China’s Shanghai SIPG is currently in the fourth place of the 2016 Chinese Championship after 15 rounds of the tournament.