The rumours regarding Valencia’s interest in Simone Zaza have grown a lot over the past few days, although not many details were clarified about what would be a complex transfer.
The player belongs to Juventus, who have loaned him out to West Ham with a signing clause in case he reaches 20 matches for the East London club this season.
And Valencia would have no intention to buy him on a permanent deal, according to Super Deporte. They mention the transfer would have no cost as the plan would be to take him on loan instead of splashing cash on the striker.
Valencia are having financial issues and simply wouldn’t be able to pay a big transfer fee for the player. The Spanish club are facing the possibility of a €23m EU fine, which Super Deporte have already stated is equal to the cost of a striker.
But of course, it all depends on West Ham. Zaza’s form for the club hasn’t been any good, as he hasn’t scored any goals after five appearances.
So Valencia would have to make the signing before he reaches that number of matches, meaning the Hammers would have to give up on having the player as early as possible. Which in this case, should be January.
Juventus are barely mentioned in the article, meaning that the transfer is still being studied before the talks start to happen. The business will need good will from all involved to be successful.