Premier League: Struggling Simone Zaza says quitting West Ham would be a 'personal failure'
West Ham striker Simone Zaza said quitting the club would represent a 'personal failure', but indicated he is looking for a way out.
Rome: West Ham striker Simone Zaza said quitting the club would represent a "personal failure", but indicated he is looking for a way out.
Zaza joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Italian champions Juventus in the summer but has yet to find the net for the Premier League side.
He has recently been linked with a loan move to Napoli, although the Serie A club would have to act quickly -- Zaza has played nine games for West Ham and his deal would become permanent if he plays 14 times.
After playing a late cameo role for Italy in their 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Liechtenstein on Saturday, Zaza said: "It's been quite a negative period with my club so I want to use every opportunity to put myself in the spotlight.
"Of course Napoli is a big club, but leaving West Ham would be a failure to me personally."
Napoli are currently awaiting Polish striker Arkaduisz Milik, who is expected to return from a cruciate knee ligament injury in January or February.
Zaza's agent and father Antonio said last week he would be keen to have talks with Napoli who finished runners-up in Serie A last season and are battling to earn their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
"Napoli is Napoli. If they call, I would listen," he said.
Stefano Pioli's unbeaten Milan are a point ahead of Napoli, who travel to Roma on Sunday hoping to maintain their 100 percent record so far this season
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