Simone Zaza could be heading back to Serie A this summer; however, there are no concrete offers on the table as of yet, according to his father.
The 26-year-old Italian striker enjoyed a fruitful spell during the recently concluded campaign for Valencia, netting 13 goals and grabbing five assists across all competitions.
There was a point, earlier in the term, when the Italy international was being touted as a shock contender in the race for La Liga‘s Player of the Season award after scoring nine times in his opening 10 outings – including a hat-trick against Malaga.
However, after falling down Marcelino Garcia Toral’s pecking order as the campaign wore on, speculation began to surround the former West Ham United loanee.
A switch back to his home nation has been a popular rumour in recent times, and according to IlMilanista.it, who spoke to Zaza’s father, Antonio, as quoted by Football Italia, a move this summer is a possibility, although there is nothing to report as of yet.
“I don’t know what to say, nobody has called us for the moment,” he said. “A return to Serie A is a possibility, but for now there’s no news.”
The frontman spent eight of his senior footballing years in Italy before leaving the country for stints in England and Spain, with the latter certainly proving more positive than the former.
However, even though Zaza has shown his qualities this term, the likelihood of him re-joining an outfit on a similar level to Juventus – where he left ahead of his switch to Valencia in 2017 – is unlikely.