By Peter Lynch

30th May, 2023 | 5:40pm

Gianluca Scamacca exit from West Ham United may depend on £25m Juventus exit

Gianluca Scamacca’s potential switch from West Ham to Juventus could depend on the future of Moise Kean, according to Calciomercato.

As reported by BBC Sport (8 March), Kean rejoined Juventus from Everton on a permanent deal for €28million (£25million).

But the latest report suggests that his future at the Serie A giants remains up in the air.

“Juve to relaunch,” according to Calciomercato. “This is Gianluca Scamacca’s plan, among the profiles followed by Juventus both in the event that it becomes necessary to replace Dusan Vlahovic and if (at least) one of Arkadiusz Milik and Moise Kean changes the air. 

“Juve also has a plan: to get a loan with the right to buy from West Ham.”

Potential fresh start

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Scamacca really hasn’t had the best of times in his debut season at West Ham, with the striker failing to land regular playing time due to various injuries and a lack of form.

He was brought in to provide competition for Michail Antonio, but Hammers boss David Moyes opted to stick with the Jamaican international more often than not, particularly for the crucial matches.

It would have been a real blow to the confidence of Scamacca, which was damaged even further with the January signature of fellow striker Danny Ings.

Currently out injured, Scamacca will be involved in a lot of the transfer discussions in and around the London Stadium this summer, but it perhaps makes sense for the Hammers to give their big-money signing another season to prove his worth.

His failures can definitely be put down to a new start in England, as well as the club’s miserable Premier League campaign, so he could come alive in the right circumstances next time around.