By Anthony Onifade

3rd Mar, 2023 | 10:10am

Gianluca Scamacca 'wants Serie A return', West Ham United request £44.3m to let player go this summer

West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca wants a return to Serie A, but the Hammers will only let him go this summer for £44.3m, according to Italian news outlet Pianeta Milan.

The Italian striker joined the Hammers in the summer with WSA brokering the deal for the player to move to East London in a £35.5m deal from Italian outfit Sassuolo.

Reports emerged on Tuesday (28 February) that the Italian striker had been dropped by his agents World Soccer Agency over a breakdown of “trust” as reported by Fabrizio Romano, and the summer signing now is reportedly in line for an exit at the end of the season.

According to Pianeta Milan, a site affiliated with Gazzetta Dello Sport, on 2 March, the striker wants a return to Serie A and champions AC Milan are seriously thinking about signing him, but the Hammers are demanding a fee of around “€50million (£44.3m) to let him leave in the summer”.

Big loss

There’s no denying the Italian hitman hasn’t had the best of times at the London Stadium, and the development regarding his agent seriously suggests that all may not be well within the player’s camp off the pitch.

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However, the Hammers will be silly to let him go considering his stunning ability and potential. Scamacca certainly holds the attributes needed to be a top-level number nine, the East Londoners must ensure they aim to get the best out of him.

However, if the player wants a move away from the club this summer then there may not be anything the club can other than try to convince him to try out another season in the Premier League.

If all else fails, the Hammers should ensure they demand a hefty profit, even bigger than the reported £44.3m fee. The player is simply too good to sell for cheap. But keeping him at the club should be of huge importance once the season ends.