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Zola set for Grays switch

Zola happy to loan out son

Last Updated: 21/01/10 9:58am

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Skysports.com understands West Ham youngster Andrea Zola - son of Hammers boss Gianfranco - is set to join Grays Athletic on loan.

Zola junior followed his father to West Ham from Cagliari Calcio and he has caught the eye at Upton Park.

The 18-year-old has appeared for the club's reserves and he is tipped for a big future in the game.

West Ham are happy to loan out Zola so that he gain some valuable first-team experience and Grays boss Julian Dicks has used his Hammers connections to bring him to the Blue Square Premier side.

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Agent James Anderson, who brokered the deal, revealed Dicks is more than happy to have lured Zola to Grays and hopes he can help the young left-back improve his game.

"Julian is delighted to be given the opportunity to work closely with one of the up and coming young players at West Ham," Anderson told skysports.com.

"Andrea is a great young player and Julian hopes he can do all he can to help the player develop into a fantastic left-back.

"Julian would like to thank Gianfranco for allowing Andrea this opportunity and looks forward to linking up closely with West Ham in the future"

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