Saints Linked with Columbian Striker
Thursday, 14th Jun 2018 12:34
Saints are being linked with Columbian striker Duvan Zapata, according to reports in Italy, but are they accurate of is it agent talk ?
Zapata who turned 27 in April joined Napoli in 2013 after originally agreeing to join West ham but was unable to get a work permit for the UK, he joined Napoli instead for around 7.5 million euros but his first two years in the shadow of Vesuvius were not a complete success although he scored 11 goals in 37 Serie A appearances.
In 2015 he joined Undinese on a two year loan deal and in his two seasons there he scored 18 goals in 63 appearances.
This lead to a permanent move to Sampdoria and he continued his good form there with 11 goals and 6 assists in 31 appearances at an average of a goal every 182 minutes on the pitch.
He made his debut for Columbia in March 2017.
He is described as a big centre forward who is not afraid of the physical side of things
He is currently valued at around £16 million and West Ham are again said to be interested, but how much of this is agent talk, he is contracted to Sampdoria till 2022 so he will not be cheap, it seems to me that agents in Italy are trying to shuffle players around in Serie A at the moment including trying to link Manolo Gabbiadini with a move back to his home country.
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