West Ham flop Simone Zaza's agent reveals Valencia negotiationsPublished December 29, 2016
On paper, it seemed like a really good deal but Simone Zaza’s move to West Ham hasn’t worked out. He was only set for a season-long stay in London but even that’s proven too long. They’ve been a horrific match and won’t be ordering dessert.
He’s made only 11 appearances in total, averaging 52 minutes in each one. No goals, no assists. Not what one expects from an Italy international.
Zaza’s father, who acts as his agent, told Tuttosport his January plans: “We are not considering the idea of a Juventus return. Simone’s adventure at West Ham is coming to an end and we are evaluating different paths.
“We are negotiating with Valencia but it’s not the only concrete solution we are looking at. Clearly, my son would be happy to work with a great manager like Cesare Prandelli, but I’m not ruling out that Simone returns to the Serie A.”
West Ham have been trying to bring in players like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on loan but Manchester United have blocked the moves. Sunderland striker Jermain Defore is another target. Slaven Bilic will try to make signings in January.