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West Ham still in contact over Gianluca Scamacca

West Ham United have been handed a huge boost in their bid to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca.

What’s the word?

That’s according to ExWHUemployee, who, speaking on Friday’s episode of The West Ham Way podcast (via This Is Futbol), had the following to say: “As of this morning we were still talking to Sassuolo regarding the deal for Scamacca. It is felt that Sassuolo hope another club will enter the bidding having seen PSG look like they have moved onto Newcastle target Hugo Ekitike from Stade de Reims. There is a desire to try and get this deal over the line as soon as possible.”

Supporters will be buzzing

With David Moyes already outlining his intentions this summer with several early moves, this one could be the biggest of them all and will leave supporters buzzing.

West Ham have been crying out for a striker who could one day replace Michail Antonio, with plenty of failed experiments along the way.

This young, fresh, free-scoring Italian could be the answer to all their problems, as he would be coming off the back of a remarkable goalscoring season whilst playing for a lacklustre Sassuolo side.

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His 16 league goals across 36 games represents a fine return for the 23-year-old, with the fact he managed to play so often instantly makes him more reliable than Antonio.

His injury record has ravaged the Jamaican and left West Ham forcing wingers and midfielders into the number nine spot. A reliable target man is a must, especially given he has just turned 32.

Unsurprisingly, Scamacca earned a very high average SofaScore rating to pair with his fine season in front of goal. He earned a 7.03 rating, which ranks him second amongst his teammates.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes applauds the fans

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Former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell was full of praise for the youngster after his performance against England, stating that “one thing I will say is that his link play is brilliant. It is very good and he puts himself about.”

He continued: “If you watch video clips of him he looks decent. He knows where the goal is. It looks as if he will cause a lot of problems.

It is clear that he has all the ability to make the step up to Premier League football, and West Ham supporters can start to get excited at the prospect of a big man with good feet filling the boots of fan favourite Antonio.

AND in other news: Moyes edging closer to 4th summer signing in West Ham talks for £32.3m “masterclass”

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