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Gianluca Scamacca joins West Ham United

Gianluca Scamacca, Six Sports

West Ham United have announced the signing of Italian center forward Gianluca Scamacca. The 23-year-old joins West Ham on a five-year deal with an option to extend it for a further year. He joins the Hammers on a fee of €36 million plus €6 million in add-ons. According to SkySports Italia, the sale of Scamacca is the most profitable sale in the history of Sassuolo.

Gianluca Scamacca is one of Europe’s top young players. He has earned seven caps for Italy. Scammaca plays as the number 9 of the Italian national team and Sassuolo. The Hammers fought off a host of other top European clubs to sign the talented center-forward this season. Scammaca becomes the latest player to join David Moyes’ squad this summer after Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, and Alphonse Areola.

Scamacca excited to join West Ham

Scammaca will wear the number seven shirt this season. In his first interview for West Ham, Gianluca Scamacca has spoken about his desire to join the Premier League and the clarets and whites in particular. Speaking to the West Ham official site he said:

“I am really excited to join West Ham, I’ve waited a long time for this moment – it’s been a dream to play in the Premier League. I feel like West Ham is the perfect team for me. They showed they really wanted me and when I spoke to the manager there was an instant understanding. I can’t wait to play and show the supporters what I can do in the Hammers shirt – I hope we will love each other.”

Scamacca made his Serie A debut when he was just 18 years old with Sassuolo. He was on a loan spell with Genoa this summer and netted 12 goals in the 2020/21 campaign. David Moyes has also expressed his happiness in signing the center forward this summer. Moyes said:

“We’ve been looking to add more strength to our attacking options for a while, so we’re delighted to have got Gianluca in. He comes really well recommended and we’re looking forward to working with him. He’s a young centre-forward with a really bright future ahead of him.”

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