Report: Tottenham linked striking star confirms destination in summer

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A report has stated that Simone Zaza has confirmed the club he will be playing for next season.

Sassuolo forward Simone Zaza has been on solid form this season, scoring nine times in 24 appearances and winning his first caps at international level for Italy.

The 23-year-old started his career at Atalanta, signing for Sampdoria in 2010. He spent a couple of seasons out on loan, before agreeing a co-ownership transfer to Juventus and Sassuolo, with the latter club winning his rights in 2013.

Juve sold the full rights to Zaza to Sassuolo in the summer, although they retain the right to purchase him outright at the end of this campaign.

Due to his strong goalscoring season, the thrice-capped forward has now been drawing admiring glances from many of Europe’s top teams, with Juve keen on utilising their buy-back option, as well as Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur - as per a report in the Mirror.

Due to the buy-back clause, Spurs would have to fight with Juve for Zaza, as the Serie A giants have a confirmed price in the clause. The Mirror report claims that Spurs will offer £12 million for him in the summer, but it now appears as if that will be futile, with Calciomercato reporting that Zaza has already confirmed he will be moving to Turin in the summer.

As the Italian media outlet claims, the forward has agreed a contract with Juve, and will be moving to the likely Champions for €15 million.

Zaza's desire to play in the Premier League in the future is once again stated, although it now looks as if Spurs may have to look elsewhere as they attempt to bolster their attacking options in the summer transfer window.

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