Bari coach backs Lanzafame for West Ham switch
West Ham United are set to clinch a loan deal for Italian starlet Davide Lanzafame.
The 21-year-old striker is a product of Juventus' youth system and made his first-team debut for them last season.
"Lanzafame has improved tactically," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He is explosive, he sniffs the goal, and imposes his speed outside the area. If he improves and learns he can become like Cristiano Ronaldo."
West Ham are now set to agree terms with Juve for a season-long loan.
The deal is a clear indication of the influence of The Hammers' new sporting director Gianluca Nani.