Gianluca Scamacca to West Ham: Sassuolo president confirms €42m transfer agreement for ‘huge talent’

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On the move: West Ham have agreed a deal with Sassuolo for Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca  (Getty Images)
On the move: West Ham have agreed a deal with Sassuolo for Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca (Getty Images)

West Ham’s fourth summer signing is imminent, with Sassuolo publicly confirming an agreement over Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca.

Standard Sport reported on Friday that the Hammers had agreed a fee worth £30.5million plus add-ons for Scamacca, with personal terms not expected to be an issue.

The 23-year-old is set to follow Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola and Flynn Downes to Stratford this summer as David Moyes finally seeks to provide proper competition and support for Michail Antonio, who has operated as West Ham’s only senior forward option since the departure of Sebastien Haller in January 2021.

Makeshift deputy Andriy Yarmolenko left the club after the expiration of his contract last month and joined Abu Dhabi-based outfit Al Ain.

West Ham have also been chasing a deal for Albanian international Armando Broja, though it remains to be seen if he will be permitted to leave Chelsea this summer.

Scamacca had previously been linked with Arsenal, who eventually bolstered their forward line with the £45m signing of top target Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

The 23-year-old will still get his Premier League move with West Ham and has been tipped for huge success in English football, having scored 16 times in 41 appearances for Sassuolo after a number of loan spells away from the Serie A side.

He has also earned seven senior international caps for Italy to date, but is yet to get off the mark for the Azzurri.

“There’s an agreement with West Ham for €36m fee plus €6m add-ons and 10 per cent sell-on clause”, Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali told Corriere dello Sport.

“I’m sure he will do great things, he’s a huge talent and very good guy”.

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