By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

26th May, 2023 | 11:10am

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

Frank McAvennie believes Gianluca Scamacca could leave West Ham for AC Milan this summer after falling out of favour with David Moyes.

The Italian joined the club in a £35m deal last summer but has struggled in his first campaign after a series of injuries and managed just eight goals in all competitions before knee surgery ended his season early.

Rumours have swirled all season about his future with a return to Serie A mooted, with AC Milan among the clubs said to be interested in signing him, and McAvennie believes he’d arguably be better off back in his homeland because he doesn’t get the right service at the London Stadium.

“He’s not going to get games at West Ham anymore is he? David Moyes doesn’t seem to fancy him.

“If another manager comes in that might change, but he’s injured at the moment anyway. He’ll wait to see what happens at the club in the summer.

“I think he’s a decent player who can score goals, but not at West Ham because they don’t get players around him. AC Milan would, that’s for sure.

“They’ve got Giroud, and he’s just a better version of Giroud. He’d do well for them.

“He’s a good player, but we don’t utilise it at West Ham and I don’t know why. They just use Antonio’s pace to get us up the park. To be fair since he came in Antonio has upped his game a bit.”