Scamacca set for West Ham move
West Ham have agreed a deal for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca, all that remains is for the player to sign a contract with the East London outfit. The 6 foot 5 forward will arrive at the Hammers expecting to add valuable competition to the club's attacking ranks ahead of the new season.
It is understood that a fee of around 32 million euros was agreed yesterday, paving the way for Scamacca to make his dream move to the Premier League.
Scamacca, who has 7 international caps for Italy, was born in Roma and started his career for both Lazio and then Roma, before a short stint in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven followed. Several loan spells helped the 23-year-old's development, before finally last year playing for his parent club Sassuolo on a regular basis. The striker scored 16 Serie A goals in 36 appearances.
It is understood that manager David Moyes is looking for competition for first choice striker Michail Antonio, with the 32-year-old forward not looking at his best towards the end of last campaign after playing more than 36 times in the Premier League.
Any deal for Scamacca will likely be announced in early August, as the striker is currently on vacation.