It’s not been the happiest of spells for West Ham United forward Simone Zaza.
After the Hammers’ rather public quest to bring a marquee marksman to the club in order to coronate their move to the Queen Elizabeth London Stadium, the Italian international is looking anything but that sort of figure.
Zaza's PL career so far…
0 Shots on Target
Good job he's on loan. pic.twitter.com/T1qwOzOzLJ
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) September 25, 2016
Highly regarded in Serie A, the 25-year-old’s dreadful penalty against Germany at Euro 2016 has been his most famous contribution over the last few months.
While these are still early days for the Azzurri international in East London, the beleaguered Irons support have been rather merciless on Twitter.
Zaza is painfully bad ! #WHUSOU
— Danny G (@DGodleman) September 25, 2016
Zaza thinks the Olympics is still on at the stadium he's doing the long jump #WHUSOU
— Arsenal are rich (@JohnStarbrook) September 25, 2016
His outings in claret and blue thus far have done little to convince them the former Juventus man is the standard required to spearhead their attack.
West ham was after lacazette, Bacca, Icardi and Jamie vardy…..But in the end they Got Zaza and Calleri
— Jonas (@JonasHasloev) September 25, 2016
This Zaza geezer up top for West Ham is shocking.
— Billy (@BillyDean93) September 25, 2016
Seemingly bereft of any confidence at all, Zaza is certainly finding life at the London Stadium a difficult thing to adjust to.
Zaza just doesn't suit out style. We won't knock it forward because he can't hold the ball up
— Chris (@west_ham_mad1) September 25, 2016
Zaza for West Ham got to be one of the worst players in the league. How'd he ever play for Juventus?
— Rise Of The Kop (@KopTalk28) September 25, 2016
Much like the club as a whole.
— shisui uchiha (@nimour26) September 25, 2016