Gianluca Scamacca unlikely to play again for West Ham United this season after knee surgery - Jonty Colman
Gianluca Scamacca is unlikely to play for West Ham again this season as he is set to undergo knee surgery on Saturday (15 April).
The Italian hasn’t played since before the international break and despite initial hopes that he would be able to recover from a knee problem without surgery, David Moyes revealed on Friday (14 April) that the player would go under the knife on Saturday night.
While a timeline wasn’t shared about his potential recovery time, Football London journalist Jonty Colman wrote on his personal Twitter account that it would be “very surprising” if he recovered this season.
“It will be very surprising if we see Gianluca Scamacca again this season,” he wrote.
“Set to undergo surgery tomorrow.”
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Could that be the last we have seen of Scamacca in a West Ham shirt ever?
After signing for £35m last summer, he was supposed to be the answer to our goalscoring issues and the striker problems that have persisted for several seasons.
But the fact of the matter is that hasn’t happened for a number of reasons, which aren’t all his fault, and now there will be a big decision to make in the summer.
There has been plenty of speculation about his future after a change of agents, with Juventus and AC Milan linked with a transfer, and if West Ham are able to avoid relegation without him then they could well think about cashing in.
It would be an awful way to end because fans have really taken to Scamacca and he looks well fitted to the league when he’s fit, but having not been able to really get going it could be that everyone sees the ideal situation being a parting of ways.