Zaza could cost Hammers nearly £50m


West Ham United Unveil New Signing Simone ZazaWest Ham has officially confirmed the signing of Simone Zaza and the finances included in the deal.

Zaza will cost £4.2m (€5m) fee, with a permanent fee of £17m (€20m) automatically triggered after 15 or 16 Premier League appearances this season plus a further (£2.5m) €3m in performance related payments totalling £23.8m.

Because the deal is calculated in Euros that amount could well increase if the pound further weakens against the Euro.

Zaza is said to have been on just £1.5m  per year with Juventus which is around £29,000 per week.

Figures being quoted suggest the Italian will earn £68,000 per week basic at West Ham on par with Dimitri Payet and, like Payet, his wages can be boosted by large appearance bonuses, goal bonuses and other team success criteria bonuses which in theory could bring his wages as high as £100,000 per week.

This means we could end up investing another £26m in wages over the next five years which together with the transfer fees could reach £49.8m total investment.

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  • Radai Lama says:

    Well Bambi is going to cost us close to 40 mill over his six years so it is all relative.I don’t give a sh*t about the finances of the deal.If the club can manage it then so be it,it ain’t my problem.
    Anyway wheres my mate Johnham to moan about Zaza.The man who isnt physically equipped for the PL at 6ft & 13st lol 🙂

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Hehe Rads, like you I am only fussed by how he plays, he was one of Bilic’s top choices last year and although he didn’t play often enough for Juve for whatever reasons he still had the best goals per game ratio and so long as he fits into our team I can’t wait to see him play, we have so many new players and injuries we may struggle a bit bedding them all in and with them making adjustments to the PL but lets hope we can pick up a few results in the meantime COYI !!!!

  • GW says:

    All of us in the car heading to Manchester are worried about the fee and poor old Dave’s wallet 🙂 Anyway enjoy the game lads stay positive don’t want to be hearing anyone’s swinging from a noose tomorrow 🙂

  • Tone says:

    He didn’t play much last year because he had Dybala,Mandzukic & Morata in front of him in the pecking order.Any of our forwards from wouldn’t even make the bench for Juventus last season.The why do we want to sign the 4th choice at another club must be the worst argument I have read so far.I could go for it if he was 4th choice at Crewe then it would carry some weight lol
    Enjoy GW,have a good day!

  • He hasnt scored hardly any goals in his carer, his scoring ratio is like 1 in 9 or 10, but hopefuly he will be good for us especialy at that price but his definatly not a proven goal scorer :/ just hope statistics will lie here.

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