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Simone Zaza running with the ball for Juventus.

Simone Zaza shows skills in West Ham training video

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West Ham News' Twitter page has posted a video of their Italian international striker Simone Zaza showing off his talents during a training session earlier this week.

The Italian moved to West Ham this summer after agreeing to leave Serie A side Juventus on an initial loan basis, with a view to making it a permanent deal next summer, depending on the number of appearances made.

All included, Zaza has cost the Hammers just over £4 million in loan fees, and should he make the required amount of appearances for the club, it will trigger a £17 million transfer deal on a permanent basis.

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It is also said that there will be a £2.5m bonus deal within the contract.

Zaza started his career in professional football at Serie A club Atalanta back in 2008. From Atalanta, he went on to play for Sampdoria, where he made two appearances before going out on loan at three different clubs.

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Eventually, Zaza found his way to Sassuolo in 2013, where he scored 20 goals in 64 games.

In July of 2015, Juventus announced that they had signed the 25-year-old for a fee believed to be around the £15m mark. He made his debut for The Old Lady against Frosinone, scoring a 50th minute goal during a 1-1 draw.

All in all, Zaza scored five goals in 19 appearances for Juventus.

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In the video, we can see Zaza scoring an array of different goals, showcasing a number of different skills.

The first clip shows him making easy work of two defenders, before finding the net with a cheeky little rabona finish. The second shows him latching onto a long ball forward, finding the net with a clean twisting volley, and the last of the three being a pile driver of a shot straight into the top corner.

You can see his three goals from training in the video below.

Zaza could prove to be a real acquisition for the London club, as not only has he gained experience in Serie A, but he is also a seasoned international talent.

Since 2007, Zaza has played at international level with a number of different age groups, making his way up from the U-16's, to full international status.

Zaza has 14 full international caps under his belt, with just the one goal scored, and was dominating the headlines for the wrong reasons during this summer's European Championships.

The Italian missed a spot kick during the penalty shootout against Germany, but it wasn't his miss that was laughable, it was his run up beforehand.

West Ham fans will be hoping that he stays away from penalty duties.

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