Simone Zaza

Zaza is a Hammer!

Author: . Published: at 12:41am


The highly anticipated transfer of Italian forward Simone Zaza has at last been completed. According to Jack Sullivan the agreement with Juventus is a £5 million loan, depending on the amount of games Simone plays this could be turned into a 5 year permanent deal of £20 million plus add ons.

With the Hammers looking to potentially offload Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia if the asking price is met and Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew injured, Bilic seemingly had no choice but to purchase another striker. Furthermore West Ham’s early Europa League exit seemed to reinforce the need for a real top goalscorer. Zaza looks to be a quality player that would bring much needed goal scoring ability and creativity into the West Ham squad.

Slaven Bilic certainly thinks highly of Zazas ability mentioning in his presser ahead of the Manchester City game “It was our plan for a long time now to get a top-quality striker and there were a few of them on our list, and Zaza was always mentioned there, so let’s see what’s going to happen.” Bilic also attempted to sign the 25 year old last year but Zaza concluded it was best to stay and fight for his place in the Juventus first team.

Zaza’s first game as a Hammer looks to be V Watford on 10th September.

We wish Simone the best of luck at West Ham!



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  • AppyAmmer
    28th August 2016 at 1:23 am

    Excellent signing. Whenever we are linked/buy a player I know little of I match him up on football manager. On that he has some ability and will do what Sakho did but much better. Oh and according to that, he is worth 50m!

  • Jeff Git
    28th August 2016 at 9:00 am

    About time,I hope he doesn’t take pens but he won’t that’s the skippers job,noble.

  • M.baier
    28th August 2016 at 11:57 am

    When i hear the name zaza i always think of his silly penalty against germany

  • G Force
    28th August 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Our current horrendous injury situation has forced us into paying an inflated fee to complete this complicated deal which looks like it is part of next seasons budget if it comes to full fruition. Of course, outgoing players may make up for some of it..It remains to be seen whether Zaza will become the 20 goal striker we have been seeking. To be honest ,I have not been wild about what I have seen of him so far , and I’m ignoring the infamous Euro penalty miss.However, now he has joined us I obviously want him to do well. Doubtless, the owners will be keeping their fingers crossed as well.