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Hulk is enjoying his time in China as the Brazil international got into the fictional character of the same name during his time off from football.
The former FC Porto star posted a picture on Instagram with his head appearing on the Marvel character’s cut-out.
The 30-year-old is known for his brutal strength and deadly shooting.
Hulk spent 4 years in Russia playing for Zenit St Petersburg but signed for Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in June this year.
Sven-Goran Erikkson’s coached side paid a hefty £46.5 million for the Brazil international, making him the most expensive in Asia.
Hulk broke Alex Teixeira’s £42 million fee record that Jiangsu Suning paid and the £35m Guangzhou Evergrande paid for Colombia’s Jackson Martinez, both the players were signed this year too.
Chinese clubs have been on a spending spree in recent years having signed the likes Ezequiel Lavezzi and Ramires previously.
Hulk is already acquianted with East Asian football, having played in Japan before moving to Porto in 2008.
The Brazilian forward has scored thrice in four games, but an injury sustained in his debut game forced him to sit out.
Shanghai are currently fourth in the league, with 11 wins in 26 games. Shanghai trail league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande by 14 points.