By Will Butcher
West Ham fans have reacted with frustration on Twitter after Simone Zaza scored a brace for Valencia in their 3-1 win over Granada on Sunday.
Zaza, 25, flopped at West Ham during the first half of the 2016-17 season, and failed to find the back of the net once while on loan from Italian champions Juventus.
It saw him end his season-long loan at the halfway point in January, before LaLiga outfit Valencia decided to try their luck on him.
The move to Spain’s top flight has proved to be a success for the Italy international, as he got on the end of two crosses to score a brace in the first half of Los Che’s convincing win.
The former Sassuolo forward has now scored four goals in 14 games for Valencia, after finding the back of the net against Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
West Ham fans reacted on Twitter to Zaza’s improved form against Granada, revealing their annoyance that he could not do the same with the east London outfit.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
wish it worked for Zaza with us
— freddo (@claretandblue_) April 9, 2017
Congrats to Zaza, just a shame couldn't have done that for us
— guess who's bach⚒️♏ (@Stug4grey) April 9, 2017
Westham should sign a striker like that Zaza bloke from Valencia! Quality striker.
— Tom Callaghan (@thomascallaghan) April 9, 2017
ZAZA scores 2 in 2 minutes and West Ham win in the same weekend…build yourselves an ark people the world is about to end
— Norman's wisdom (@happyhammers69) April 9, 2017
A wise man once said that Simone Zaza is actually decent but West Ham didn't play to his strengths
— Jack (@Jack_hobson12) April 9, 2017
Sign him up
— Chris Phillips (@cphillips702) April 9, 2017
just goes to show how bad Granada are then LOL
— Terry May (@terrywhu2) April 9, 2017
Zaza made 11 appearances in all competitions during his time at the London Stadium, but failed to find the back of the net even once as he struggled to adapt to the rigours of English football.
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