West Ham United, after failing to acquire Carlos Bacca from Milan, have finally added a striker, Simone Zaza of Juventus.
The official statement from West Ham United:
“West Ham United have added star power to their forward line by signing Italy international striker Simone Zaza. The 25-year-old forward joins the Hammers for an initial €5m loan fee, with a permanent fee of €20m automatically triggered after a certain number of Premier League appearances this season, plus a further €3m in contingent payments.”
Juventus also released their statement regarding the Italian striker:
“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Simone Zaza has joined English Premier League side West Ham United on an initial one-season loan deal for a fee of €5 million. Providing Zaza makes a certain number of first-team appearances during the 2016/17 campaign, West Ham will definitively acquire his registration rights for €20 million, to be paid in two financial years. The overall fee of this permanent transfer may increase by a further €3 million should certain conditions stipulated within the agreement be met…All associated with Juventus Football Club extend their thanks to Simone and wish him the very best for the future.”
The Italian, who represented the Azzurri at this summer’s European Championships, will look to make his mark in London. His debut is expected to come on September 10th when West Ham host Watford at Olympic Stadium.