Gianluca Scamacca could leave West Ham
West Ham summer signing Gianluca Scamacca could still leave the club this summer as reports from Italy share the latest on his future.
The Lowdown: Irons struggling…
Despite a summer of heavy spending, manager David Moyes has had a Premier League season to forget, with his side currently battling against relegation to The Championship.
The likes of Lucas Paqueta, a club-record acquisition, and Scamacca were brought to east London as promising signings to take West Ham to the next level.
Injuries and a lack of form has dampened the Hammers’ campaign after they were looking to build upon two-consecutive seasons of qualifying for Europe.
West Ham have won just once in their last five and are level on points with 18th-placed Bournemouth in the top flight standings, prompting Moyes and co to look over their shoulders.
As such, star midfielder Declan Rice has been widely tipped to leave this summer, and according to reports, he may not be the only one.
The Latest: Scamacca could leave West Ham…
The Italy international has been linked with a West Ham exit at various points this season with a report by newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) sharing an update.
It is believed Scamacca’s ‘divorce’ from the club is ‘anything but improbable’ as struggling Serie A giants Juventus take a real interest.
La Gazzetta state ‘advantageous solutions could be opened up’ for Juve, ‘even on loan with the right/obligation to buy’.
Scamacca has apparently ‘reappeared on the black and white radar’ and Juve could offer him an escape route back to his homeland.
The Verdict: Let him go?
Moyes actually raved over the 24-year-old in his pre-match press conference ahead of tonight’s Europa Conference League second leg clash with AEK Larnaca.
The under-pressure Scotsman moved to quickly to praise Scamacca and offered an opinion on his recent form, stating:
“We want him back, he’s got something and we like him a lot. He’s a great boy and we really, really like him and we want him to do well.
“We want our Gianluca back to the one we had from August to November. The one we’ve got at the moment looks slightly different and we need him to get back to those levels.”
There is little doubting the forward has what it takes to succeed in England, especially going by his phenomenal goal return last season and imperious physicality.
The 6 foot 5 striker has been called a ‘powerhouse’ and a ‘bully’ by members of the media for his towering presence in the attacking areas, and given time, this could be a huge asset to West Ham.
Indeed, sticking with Scamacca and showing patience is the best thing to do right now.