Crystal Palace and West Ham are thought to both be heavily interested in a January move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, despite the striker having only signed for the Italian giants this summer.
This report discloses the fee that Juventus will be looking for if they are to sell Zaza to Crystal Palace or West Ham, whilst also offering an insight into his state of mind over a potential switch to London.
Having bagged a mightily impressive 20 goals in just 64 games for his previous club Sassuolo, it was no real surprise to see Juventus spend big to capture him a few months ago, but following their €18 million outlay, the 24-year-old has struggled hugely for game time.
Regardless of his lack of minutes in black and white, Zaza has still managed to net five goals in 10 outings for Juve, two of which came in their recent 4-0 hammering of Torino, where he completed 53 minutes in front of the home supporters before being replaced by Paulo Dybala.
Still holding out hope of securing a place on the plane to Euro 2016 with Italy, the front man has begged for a regular run of games, but up until now, he has seen his requests fall on deaf ears from those above him. As a direct consequence of this, it looks as though both ourselves and the Irons are primed to pounce in the New Year, regardless of the numerous stumbling blocks that appear to be in our way.
Whether his price tag will prove too steep is still to be discovered, after some outlandish figures were thrown around in the piece attached above, whilst there are also some concerns (covered in greater detail in the referenced article) over the striker’s willingness to give up on his Juventus stint just yet.
There is no doubt that the man can score reguarly, having proven it whilst shooting to prominence with Sassuolo. In essence, this should mean that he provides the perfect antidote to our struggles in front of goal, but as we all know far too well; transfer dealings such as this seldom run as smoothly as first planned.