It seems as though ever since Simone Zaza signed with Juventus, there have been rumors attached to him about a possible exit from the club. They cited a desire to play more, as if he didn't know what he was getting into on a squad that already had Álvaro Morata and had also signed Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic the same summer.
Maybe this time, the exit rumors are true.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus and German side Wolfsburg have agreed to a €25 million deal for the 25-year-old Italian striker. It comes off a report from Gianluca Di Marzio earlier Tuesday that Wolfsburg had upped their bid to the same €25 million figure while a four-year contract worth a reported €4.5 million a season has also been drawn up.
So, what do you do?
It's not like the playing opportunities will be any easier to obtain for Zaza this season. Morata has left, but Dybala and Mandzukic still remain, obviously, while Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici have added Croatian winger Marko Pjaca and the €90 million man Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli.
Where's the playing time going to come from?
Zaza may well be entering the 2016-17 season in the same kind of spot as the 2015-16 campaign — an option off the bench far more than playing from the start. That's not exactly what Zaza probably wants. So if you can get €25 million (or even more) for somebody who could very well be considered a surplus player at the striker position, you gotta pull the trigger on it, right?