West Ham United sign Italy striker Simone Zaza from Juventus!

After their shock exit from the UEFA Europa League qualifiers earlier this week, West Ham United have added star power to their forward line by signing Italy international striker Simone Zaza from Serie A champions Juventus FC.

The 25-year-old forward joins the Hammers for an initial €5 million loan fee, with a permanent fee of €20 million automatically triggered after a certain number of Premier League appearances this season, plus a further €3 million in contingent payments.

The latest arrival takes the London based club’s spending to more than £60 million this summer, with Zaza becoming West Ham’s eleventh signing of a busy transfer window.

A strong, quick centre forward blessed with powerful aerial ability and a lethal left foot, Zaza arrives in east London after helping Juventus win the Serie A title and featuring for his country at UEFA Euro 2016.

Zaza, who scored Juve’s winner in the Betway Cup win at London Stadium earlier this month, cannot wait to get started under new manager Slaven Bilic.

Simone Zaza said, “I want to thank everyone for welcoming me including the fans and everyone at the Club. I wanted to start a new experience and I feel this is the right choice for me.”

“I have been fortunate enough to have already played at the new Stadium with a different shirt. 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.”

“I want to become a better player and I know I can do that at West Ham. Unfortunately we could not qualify for the Europa League, but I am hoping I can help the Club do that next season.”

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