The London-based team are in a tight spot when it comes to their spot with Michail Antonio as their only recognized No.
The 31-year-old has also dealt fairly with injury issues in recent times. If the 31-year-old again faces time on the sidelines, that could hamper West Ham’s progress next season. As a result, they are keen to sign a striker and Scamacca, who has been approached by Paris Saint Germain before, is said to be their top target.
They are currently in advanced negotiations with Sassuolo about Gianluca Scamacca and there is a strong possibility that a deal could be closed in the next few days.
Not yet a common name in Europe, here are a few things you need to know about him:
His career so far
During his younger days, the Italian had spells for AS Roma as well as PSV Eindhoven before signing for Sassuolo in 2017. However, the central forward has struggled to maintain form. good with the Serie A side, which led to him spending four seasons in a row. on loan, in the Dutch Eredivisie as well as in Serie B.
In the 2020-21 season on loan at Genoa, he scored 12 goals in all competitions, helping head coach Alessio Dionisi establish himself as No 9 for Sassuolo last season. The 23-year-old has lived his life to the fullest and delivered a breakthrough season with 16 goals last season.
Scamacca is a classic number 9 but can also be played as an extra striker. His massive 6’4″ stature is perfect for organizing play and winning in dogfights. Furthermore, he’s also very good at doing forward runs, along with scoring from a distance The youngster has everything at his disposal to be a perfect standout pick in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to PSG but it is understandable that the Italian forward has been more influenced by the project under David Moyes. The 23-year-old is expected to cost the Hammers a fee of close to £40m plus add-ons and he could be their biggest signing ever.
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