By Will Butcher
West Ham fans have reacted in hilarious fashion on Twitter after striker Simone Zaza left to join Spanish side Valencia.
The 25-year-old has cancelled his loan with the Hammers in order to join the La Liga side for the second half of the season on a temporary basis from Italian champions Juventus.
Sky Sports revealed the move on their official Twitter account, which sees the former Sassuolo striker finally end his nightmare stay in east London.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 15, 2017
The news was confirmed on the official Valencia Twitter page on Sunday.
— Valencia CF (@valenciacf) January 15, 2017
In his 11 league and cup appearances in claret and blue, Zaza flopped and he failed to find the back of the net once during the Hammers dismal start to the Premier League season.
West Ham fans were delighted to see the back of the Italy international on Twitter, with some claiming that his departure could make room for a new signing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Julian Shea (@juliansheasport) January 15, 2017
— David Cann (@drwhofan_194) January 15, 2017
— Cupid Stunts (@DogaldJ) January 15, 2017
Woohoo! Bye bye Zaza! Officially gone. Sorry but you won't be missed much mate.
— Bullets, Bacon and Booze (@ClaretNBlues) January 15, 2017
now zaza gone can we atleast sign a striker wonder if the board were just waiting for him to go b4 we get Hogan or who ever up there sleeve
— barrie senior (@barritelli) January 15, 2017
Now Zaza is gone, surely we're signing Hogan?
— Callum (@CallumWHU_) January 15, 2017
DING DONG ZAZA'S GONE
— Michail (@_antxnio_) January 15, 2017
Zaza joins a side that are falling way below expectations, sitting in seventeenth position and just four points above the drop zone.
The striker will be hoping he can rediscover his form that saw him earn a move to Juventus back in the summer of 2015 to fire Valencia away from a relegation dog fight.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are plotting a move for this Europa League winger.