Italian site CalcioMercato report that West Ham have tabled a £34million bid to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca. Talks have intensified this week over a move for the Italy international, as the Hammers search for a striker.
Scamacca, 23, threw himself on the radar of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer after starring for Sassuolo in Serie A last season. Playing in 36 of his team’s 38 league matches, he found the back of the net 16 times.
The 6ft 4in striker has even become a regular for the Italian national team, earning seven caps – despite yet to score. Previous reports indicate that Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race, with Arsenal also showing interest.
But CM’s latest claims indicate West Ham have tabled an official bid worth £34m to land Scamacca. The Hammers are very keen to add competition in the final third, alongside Michail Antonio.
West Ham have submitted a bid to sign Scamacca
Scamacca fits the mold that David Moyes will want. Antonio is so crucial to West Ham’s identity. His ability to hold the ball and get Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals and many others into the game is key.
The striker is deadly in the penalty area, works hard for a target man and is effective in both boxes from set pieces. If the Hammers can get the striker for just £34million, that’s a brilliant deal.
But with PSG also interested, there’s a good chance West Ham will have to pay a bit more than that. Indeed, previous reports suggest that Sassuolo want a £43m fee to consider selling their ‘top tier’ star striker.
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