Arsenal News Aston Villa News Chelsea News Leicester City News Liverpool FC News Manchester City News Manchester United News Newcastle United FC News Tottenham FC News

West Ham sign Juve striker Zaza on loan

28 Aug

Media playback is not supported on this device



Zaza’s infamous penalty miss for Italy in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals

West Ham have signed Italy striker Simone Zaza from Juventus on a season-long loan for £4.3m.

Zaza’s deal could be made permanent and reach £17m with £2.5m in add-ons based on the number of appearances he makes in the Premier League.

It is the Hammers’ 11th signing of the summer, taking their spending to more than £60m.

Zaza, 25, joined the Turin club in July 2015 and he scored eight goals in 24 appearances.

“I have been fortunate enough to have already played at the new stadium with a different shirt,” Zaza said.

“It is a beautiful stadium and I felt the warmth of the fans and this was a big reason why I wanted to join the club.”

He was part of the Italy squad that reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals but missed a penalty in their shootout defeat against Germany.

Juventus gave a lengthy tribute to Zaza after announcing his departure, with a club statement saying: “Power, instinct, class, desire and ability to score important goals. This can be an effective synthesis of the 12 months of Simone Zaza for Juventus.”

No comments yet

Leave a Reply