It seems that the saga is finally over. According to Deporte Valenciano, Simone Zaza is leaving West Ham United so he can head to Valencia on a new loan.
The website claims that the player is staying at the La Liga club until the end of the season, with no obligatory buying option, otherwise they wouldn’t fit the financial fair play rules.
Deporte Valenciano says that the official confirmation should be made soon as the agreement between the clubs is ‘total’.
Juventus initially wanted Valencia to have an obligatory buying clause at the end of the season for an amount of between €15m and €20m, but the Spanish side didn’t accept the conditions.
West Ham have reportedly paid €5m for the loan. Their buying option was said to be of around €23m, but the Hammers have chosen to cut the loan short so they could avoid the permanent transfer.
Zaza is leaving West Ham with 11 appearances, without having scored any goals.