By Amir Mir
Simone Zaza has stated it would be a “personal failure” if he left West Ham in the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old striker, who made a £4.3 million loan switch from Juventus in the summer, has struggled for form this season.
Italian Zaza has played nine Premier League and EFL Cup games for the Hammers, but he is yet to find the back of net.
As reported by the Mirror, if he makes five more appearances for the east London club then it would trigger a permanent £20 million deal.
But with his agent father Antonio stating he would listen to offers for his client in January, this is what Zaza had to say in regards to the speculation.
“Napoli are a great team and I have already been fortunate enough to play for Juventus, so I am proud of that,” Zaza told Italian TV, as quoted by the Mirror.
“But I am focused on breaking my duck and playing well, West Ham are my current club and it would be a personal failure if I was to leave now.”
Zaza’s poor form has not been helped by the fact that the Hammers have struggled to pick up wins this season.
Bilic’s side, who are one place above the relegation zone on 11 points, have won only three games this term, losing six and drawing two.
After the international break they take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane, with their London opponents the only remaining unbeaten team in England.
In other West Ham team news, Tottenham supporters have been left annoyed on Twitter as seven senior figures could miss the weekend clash.