West Ham United reached a full agreement with Sassuolo for the transfer of Gianluca Scamacca, who is set to arrive in London for a medical.
According to Fabrizio Romano, West Ham United and Sassuolo have reached an agreement for Gianluca Scamacca, with the Italian international set to arrive in London for his medicals. David Moyes will be delighted by the signing after extensively searching for a striker.
West Ham United are set to become Scamacca’s new club after David Moyes’ side reached a full agreement with Sassuolo for the striker. The Hammers will reportedly pay €36 million fixed fees, with another €6 million in add-ons. Moreover, the Italian outfit have inserted a 10% sell-on clause in case he departs the club in the coming years.
The Hammers have been chasing Scamacca over the last month or so, and Moyes will be delighted at the acquisition. The manager has been chasing a new forward since realising he needs quality cover and competition for current first-choice striker Michail Antonio.
Antonio led the line for West Ham for the whole of last season, and after playing a tremendous amount of games, there was a visible dip in his performance levels towards the back end of the season. West Ham are again in Europe, this time in the Europa Conference League, after finishing 7th in the Premier League last season and need adequate depth in the squad.
Gianluca Scamacca to West Ham, here we go! Full agreement finally signed between clubs and also on player side, Italian striker will be in London today. ?⚒️?? #WHUFC
Medical scheduled on Tuesday. €36m fixed fee plus €6m add-ons and 10% sell-on clause to Sassuolo. Completed. pic.twitter.com/z5ZukGoV10
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 25, 2022
Thus, Scamacca was a necessary signing for West Ham United. With a deal on the horizon, the Italian international represents a good addition and will suit the Hammers due to his physical style and ability to hold the ball in the final third. The player also had agreed on personal terms well before the two sides reached a consensus on the fee.
Scamacca previously attracted interest from Arsenal, who ended their pursuit and signed Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. The striker was reportedly keen on staying put in Italy, but with a lack of serious interest from top clubs in Serie A, West Ham seemed like the only viable option for the 23-year-old.
He is expected to play an important role in West Ham’s season and provide Moyes with the quality depth option in front of goal. For the price and considering his age, the Hammers have made a wise investment in signing the player from Sassuolo.