West Ham United: Fabrizio Romano addresses Gianluca Scamacca exit speculation
Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update on West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca after recent transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the London Stadium.
The Lowdown: Scamacca linked with West Ham exit
Earlier this week, it was reported that Serie A leaders Napoli are monitoring the 23-year-old in regards to a potential future transfer, even though the Italy striker only joined the Hammers from Sassuolo during the summer in a £35.5m deal.
With rumours emerging that he’s on Napoli’s radar, it seems that Romano has shared an update on the matter.
The Latest: Romano’s update on Scamacca
In a recent column for Caught Offside, Romano gave his response to the recent rumours linking Scamacca with Napoli.
The journalist said: “I was surprised to see some speculation from Italy about Napoli being in for Gianluca Scamacca, who only joined West Ham in the summer.
“My understanding is that Scamacca is happy in London, he always wanted to try this Premier League experience and he’s determined to fight for his place at West Ham. Napoli will not change anything in January, so these rumours are not true as of today.”
The Verdict: Good news for West Ham
Despite Scamacca only scoring six goals across his 21 appearances for David Moyes’ side this season, it should be a relief to everyone at the London Stadium that Romano has poured cold water on the recent links to Napoli
Across his 13 Premier League appearances, the 23-year-old has the third-highest rate of shots at goal per 90 minutes at the club (2.98) which showcases how much of a goal threat the £90k-per-week centre-forward can offer.
Given how young he still is and the short amount of time that he has been at West Ham, it would be a bad move by the club if were looking to get rid of him any time soon, especially considering the significant amount of money for which he was signed.
However, Moyes and Irons supporters will undoubtedly be hoping that the 23-year-old can start scoring on a more regular basis once domestic football resumes later this month, especially given their lowly position in the Premier League table.