West Ham striker target Duvan Zapata has declined to comment on his future beyond this season. Speaking to ESPN (via AS Colombia), Zapata has revealed that he is only focused on helping Atalanta this term.
West Ham linked with Zapata
There have been several transfer stories linking Zapata with West Ham last January. And more reports suggest the Hammers could reignite this interest in the summer.
According to Calciomercato, West Ham will once again try to sign the 28-year-old in the summer transfer window.
Zapata has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season. This includes 21 Serie A goals, helping Atalanta to fifth in the Italian top-flight.
With the futures of Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll all uncertain, Zapata could be West Ham’s striker solution.
Duvan Zapata on his future
But Zapata’s sole focus is on helping Atalanta for the remainder of the campaign. Despite speculation surrounding his future, the Colombia international is hoping to deliver a top-four finish for his side in Serie A.
Speaking to ESPN (via AS Colombia and translated by Sport Witness), Zapata said: “Today I only think of Atalanta, I am enjoying the present and I am thinking of Atalanta, my mind is to finish well, it is fundamental to be able to do it.”
Although he is only focusing on Atalanta, Zapata has not ruled anything out yet. But West Ham face a battle to sign him given their reportedly low summer budget.