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Juventus’ worst transfers: Simone Zaza

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Juventus’ transfer policy has been a model for other clubs for a long time. The team made successful purchases every year, which allowed it to become a hegemon in the domestic arena. By the way, the company iBet789 offers to follow all the successes of this team and regularly make predictions on matches with its participation.

The «Old Lady» have also had transfer failures. These include the signing of Simone Zaza in 2015. Back then, the club paid €18 million for the Sassuolo striker. He was considered a replacement for Carlos Tévez. 

Zaza has had a couple of good seasons in Serie A, matches of which are always covered in detail at iBet789. Taking this fact into account, the Juventus management decided that the player was ready to take a qualitatively new step in his career.

However, Zaza was unable to show his best qualities, being a member of the «Old Lady». In the 2015/2016 season, he managed to score into the opponents’ gates only five times. Not surprisingly, Juventus decided to part with the striker the following summer. First, he was sent to West Ham, where he also failed. However, then there was a good segment at Valencia, where Zaza spent 2.5 years. He returned to Italy in 2019, but not to Juventus, but to the camp of the principle rival team, which is Torino. This club fully met the ambitions of the striker.

Why didn’t Zaza play good at Juventus?

Initially there were very high expectations of the forward. Before joining Juve, he played for the middle teams, but here the demands for him were noticeably higher. By the way, you can download the iBet789 app and follow all the team’s successes in real time.

So, the main factors of the striker failure in the «Old Lady» are:

  1. Strong psychological pressure. After the player began to have problems from the first matches, he began to be booed by his own fans. Naturally, it had a negative impact on his psychological state. Zaza lost confidence and could not perform at his best.
  2. Lack of chemistry with other teammates. There was no understanding between him and Pirlo, Pogoda and other players.
  3. Lack of confidence from the head coach. Allegri was quickly enough disappointed in the forward and after that gave him fewer and fewer chances to prove himself.
  4. Injuries. Because of them, Simone missed some matches and had to take a long time to regain his form.

Thus, when the player left the club in the summer of 2016, almost no one regretted it.If you are interested in this team even now, download the app iBet789 and start making predictions on all Juventus matches. They are accompanied by good odds.

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