West Ham have been forced to consider signing a striker in the last few days of the transfer window after injuries to Andre Ayew, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho.
The Hammers have been linked to a number of strikers this summer, and the latest being Juventus’ Simone Zaza. Zaza’s move to Wolfsburg collapsed last week, and Juventus are looking for a new buyer.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, West Ham have been in contact to sign Simone Zaza in the last few hours.
West Ham apparently want to sign Zaza on a loan deal with finances based on the number of games he plays. Juventus, however, would want a fixed loan fee of €6 million with the option to buy for €22 million. That doesn’t sound like a great deal.
Di Marzio says West Ham are expected to respond today, but they’re also interested in Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony. Zaza is also attracting interest from Napoli, and it seems his future could be decided soon.
Simone’s Zaza’s father recently confirmed to the Italian media that West Ham are interested: “In England there is interest and West Ham that could close soon, but Tottenham did a survey to find out the feasibility of the deal.”
It would sound like the Hammers are pushing ahead of Spurs in an effort to sign Zaza.