By Anthony Onifade

26th Mar, 2023 | 8:10am

Gianluca Scamacca now has 'serious doubts' over future at West Ham United

West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca has got ‘serious doubts’ over his future at the London Stadium, according to journalist Dean Jones.

There has been a raft of speculation that the Italian star is looking to return to Serie A since his mega-money £35.5million move last summer from Sassuolo after struggling to adapt to the Premier League.

The front man has made just 11 starts in England’s top flight, scoring three goals and has recently admitted [19 March] he is determined to improve after his recent injury lay-off.

David Moyes revealed on 13 March that the Italian international’s “physical data” wasn’t at the level required to start games under him and former Eurosport journalist Jones believes Scamacca isn’t sure whether West Ham is the right club for him, with Moyes yet to show full faith.

Speaking to GiveMeSport [25 March], he said: “He needs his confidence building. He needs to hope that the manager has got some faith in him and is going to give him a fair crack of the whip at West Ham.

“Scamacca isn’t a typical Moyes forward – I think he’s got serious doubts over whether this is the club for him for the future. I think he just wants the chance to prove it can be.”

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Keep the faith

The rumours surrounding Scamacca’s future at the London Stadium are hotting up with every passing week, which surely means he could yet be on the move back to his homeland this summer.

However, the Hammers would be silly to let him go, especially if they sell for any price lower than the £35.5m fee they paid last summer.

Juventus, AC Milan and Inter have all been touting for his services according to reports in Italy and it’ll be a shame to see such a talented forward leave the Premier League after just under a year spent in England.

We feel West Ham United should desperately look to keep the Italian as he still has much to learn and to develop and could well turn out to be a future world-beater if all goes well at the London Stadium.

It is clear he needs time to adjust as adapting to the Premier League as it is a huge test for even the best of footballers on the land. It looks as if Moyes won’t be at the helm next season, so whoever steps in should seriously keep the faith in Scamacca.