The Lowdown: Scamacca signs
Despite the 23-year-old’s arrival at the London Stadium, West Ham reportedly remain in the transfer market for another striker, with manager David Moyes keen on bolstering his squad for the busy season ahead.
Chelsea youngster Armando Broja was ‘really close’ to making the London switch in July after the Irons made a £30m bid for the 20-year-old. However, with Thomas Tuchel’s plan to integrate him into the Blues’ squad this year, West Ham focused on getting a deal done for Scamacca instead.
The Latest: New signing pending?
Jones believes that a new signing is likely in the next five days, but says don’t expect it to be an attacker.
When asked about the likelihood of a new frontman arriving, the transfer insider told GiveMeSport:
“It might be a bit too optimistic (signing a striker). I think they will sign someone before the season begins, but I don’t think it’d be a forward that they sign.”
The Verdict: Do the Hammers need another forward?
With 32-year-old Michail Antonio having led the line as West Ham’s only senior striker last season, the Jamaica international did well to amass ten goals and eight assists in 36 Premier League games, but showed signs of fatigue throughout the latter stages of the campaign.
With the arrival of 23-year-old Scamacca, Moyes now has a long-term forward option available in his squad. However, with Antonio’s minutes likely to be reduced going forward, the East London club could do with another body to rotate with the Italian.
West Ham should definitely prioritise another forward signing before the transfer window shuts in September, but it isn’t an immediate priority before the clash against City.
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