Simone Zaza to complete permanent move to Valencia from Juventus

Valencia have announced the permanent signing of forward Simone Zaza, who joined on a six-month loan from Juventus in January.

Zaza has signed a contract that will keep him at the Mestalla until the summer of 2021, a club statement said.

It added: Simone Zaza will be a Valencia CF player from July 1st, according to the terms signed with Juventus FC."

Zaza had a disappointing spell on loan at West Ham earlier this season, failing to score in 11 appearances for the Londoners.

He then joined Valencia during the January transfer window and told Superdeporte: "As I've said before, what happened in England was my fault but now I feel good.

"The team loves me, and that is the most important thing for me."

Zaza, 25, has scored four goals in 14 league appearances for Valencia and scored twice in Sunday's win at Granada.

He said: "I feel better and better in every game. I want to score goals in every game, to win and to give everything I have for what I love.

"A striker lives off goals and I don't know how many I'm going to score, but the important thing is to win."