Mercato: Scamacca should finally join West Ham
Gianluca Scamacca is preparing to leave Serie A again to try his luck abroad.
Gianluca Scamacca has been one of the hottest names on the market in recent months. The Sassuolo gem was first approached by virtually every major Serie A side and then, especially in recent weeks, his move to PSG has been talked about as something virtually a given.
West Ham rather than Paris
Scamacca will not settle in Paris, but he will go abroad: in the Premier League to be precise.
In fact, his transfer to West Ham is practically done, a club which, to beat the strong competition, offered something like 36 million euros, plus 6 million in bonuses and a percentage to guarantee to Sassuolo in the event of a future sale. .
A very important offer, like a top player, for a boy who, after a season of sixteen goals in thirty-six Serie A games, is preparing for a third adventure away from Italy.
Scamacca has indeed already played abroad. The first time he did it at a very young age by joining one of the most prestigious clubs in Dutch football: PSV.
It was 2015, he was only 16, and he decided to leave Roma’s youth academy to pursue his development in Eindhoven.
They wrote that I left Roma for money, » he told ‘SportWeek’ in 2021. I did it because I wanted to get away from the city of Rome, expand my horizons, learn a new language and live new experiences.
« When I arrived at PSV, my friends looked at me strangely, they were all clean, I already had three tattoos at 16. To get an ice cream together I had to ask them ten days before.
Integrating the youth sector of PSV, he never made his debut in the first team, but during the 2015-2016 season, he was attached to Jong PSV, the reserve team, with which he made his professional debut at seventeen. years in an Eerste Divisie match and collected three scoreless appearances in a year and a half.
Establish yourself abroad
He returned to Italy in 2017 to link up with Sassuolo, and in August 2018, after a break on loan at Cremonese in Serie B, he returned to the Netherlands, to join PEC Zwolle with the same formula.
His second adventure in the Netherlands lasted a few months and was punctuated by a total of ten appearances (without goals) between the Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup. In January he returned to Sassuolo, where he couldn’t find space with De Zerbi.
A new farewell to the Italian championship is therefore looming, but this time with different perspectives. Scamacca has indeed exploded in the meantime with the jerseys of Ascoli and Genoa, before confirming in Sassuolo and joining the Italian national team.
He flies to London not to gain experience, but to be an important part of a team that will show up in the starting blocks next season with great ambitions.
Time and terrain will tell how far the « Hammers » will go. Much will also depend on Scamacca’s goals.