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Zaza completes Ä16million La Liga switch

Filed: Monday, 10th April 2017
By: Staff Writer

Former Hammer Simone Zaza has completed a permanent switch to Valencia.

The Italian international completed his switch from Juventus earlier today having scored four times since moving to the Mestalla in January, where he has become a firm fans' favourite.

"Iím very happy," Zaza - who signs for an intial Ä16million with a further Ä2miilion to follow in clauses - told Valencia's website. "Iíve travelled a lot, the only time Iíve spent two straight years with a club was at Sassuolo.

"I want to stay here, Iím grateful to Valencia, who wanted me at a time when I wasnít playing at my best level. I want to do well here and return to the Italian national team as soon as possible."

And in stark contrast to comments made by one or two of his former team mates in recent weeks, Zaza insisted that training in England under Slaven Bilic and his team was TOO intense.

ďI wasnít able to fit in in London, the style is different," he said. "The training was more intense in England, but very short. The others were, however, able to express their talent on the pitch, while I couldnít get into my groove. I need to work more in order to do well during a game. "

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