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24th Aug 2016

West Ham have been keeping tabs on arguably the world’s worst penalty taker

Surely lightning can't strike twice

Tom Victor

West Ham United are in the middle of an attacking crisis at the moment.

Andy Carroll missed the victory over Bournemouth after suffering an injury less than 72 hours before the game.

Record signing Andre Ayew is out until December after limping off on his debut, while Diafra Sakho may still leave this summer and is some way off match fitness regardless.

In addition, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Sofiane Feghouli all sat out Sunday’s game.

The club needs a striker, and a certain Italy international is one of the names who continues to be linked with a move to Stratford.

Zaza is an accomplished player, having been part of the Juventus squad that won Serie A last season and the Italy 23 that reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

He even scored the winner at the London Stadium as Juve beat West Ham 3-2 in a pre-season friendly.

However, the last time someone suggested seeing what happens in relation to the 25-year-old, he did this.

When most players get their move to the Premier League, they tend to be greeted by ‘Welcome to [club name]’ YouTube compilations showing their best bits.

If Zaza joins West Ham, however, we may well just get his run-up overlaid with Benny Hill music for a solid seven minutes.

Never mind that he’s an accomplished player with three Serie A seasons under his belt. The first rule of the internet is that one stupid thing trumps anything good you ever achieve.

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