Simone Zaza who is currently on loan at Valencia, is set to join the La Liga outfit permanently, signing a four-year deal worth €16 million.
Valencia’s sporting director Jose Ramon Alesanco made the intentions of the club known on Wednesday.
Zaza joined Valencia on loan in January till the end of the season, after he struggled to settle down at West Ham.
“No matter what, he is a part of Valencia,” said Alesanco, who was appointed as Jesus Garcia Pitarch’s successor this week.
“After this half a season, he’ll have four more years [at Valencia] and we have to get the best performance out of him.
“We hope he scores lots of goals and makes us happy in every match.”
Alesanco hopes to secure a similar deal for Fabian Orellana, who joined from Celta Vigo on loan on January 31.
“We can consider him a Valencia player already,” he said.
Orellana and Zaza both scored in the surprise 2-1 win over La Liga leaders Real Madrid last Wednesday.