By Joe Ellis

23rd Jun, 2022 | 5:10pm

West Ham United could rip up plans if they sign Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca

Ever since David Moyes took charge of West Ham United, we have played the same 4-2-3-1 system and it has been relatively successful.

The Scot has taken us from being looking over our shoulders at relegation to back-to-back European campaigns which is a huge achievement given he has not changed much on the field.

The personnel has slowly turned over but the system remains the same and there were signs towards the end of the 2021-22 campaign that we have been figured out by the rest of the Premier League.

This summer offers the perfect chance for Moyes to tear up his current system and tactic to breathe some much-needed fresh air into the Hammers’ squad by signing just two more players.

According to 90min, West Ham have made contact with Sassuolo for both Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca in a deal that could see the Italian duo head to the London Stadium.

The compatriots combined in Serie A last season to score a combined 26 goals with Scamacca edging the contest 16-10 although Raspadori had been played on the wing more often than as a striker.

Both would ideally play through the middle and having played alongside each other for a while now, they know each other’s game inside and out and that is a huge boost for Moyes if he is able to sign him.

He could, and perhaps should, abandon his 4-2-3-1 of Raspadori and Scamacca both arrive at Rush Green and lean more towards a formation that includes two strikers.

Michail Antonio adds a brilliant third option up top and if injuries strike, he can still revert back to what he knows but a simple 4-4-2 could be the ideal system for West Ham should a double swoop of Italian talent occur this summer transfer window.