By Sam Stone

15th Mar, 2023 | 7:10am

Italian journalist moots Gianluca Scamacca West Ham exit amid Tammy Abraham transfer talk

Rete Sport journalist Gianluca Piacentini has suggested Roma should accept Gianluca Scamacca plus cash for Tammy Abraham if the West Ham striker was allowed to leave the London Stadium.

Abraham has been in superb form in the 2022/23 campaign having scored 26 goals and registered four assists in Serie A.

Sport Mediaset (9 March) claim Scamacca is being tracked by Inter Milan with the 24-year-old struggling to adjust to life in the Premier League.

Piacentini has since claimed (Giallorossi, 14 March) that Scamacca moving to Roma plus £26million would be a good deal for the Italian side, if they were required to replace the England international.

“Abraham? I would sell. If a reasonable offer of at least €45million (£36million) arrives, the amount you paid for him is not non-transferable in my opinion,” he said.

“The substitute? With that money in hand, you can take another of that value there, if not higher. However, this talk is valid for everyone, not just for Abraham. If West Ham offers me €30million (£26million) plus Scamacca, I’ll give it to them… That’s more or less the profile.”

Unlikely

There’s been plenty of talk coming out of Italy concerning Scamacca, however, we feel it should be taken with a pinch of salt. The 24-year-old has endured a tough time, but realistically, he’s signed a long contract with the club and will be anticipated to make an impact next season.

He was signed with big expectations and it just hasn’t quite worked out due to injuries and poor form. That can be said for a lot of the Hammers’ first-team squad. Declan Rice hasn’t been at his best, and Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek have been largely disappointing.

It’s been a campaign to forget and it’s one Scamacca must look to learn from. The same can be said for Lucas Paqueta, who has probably been the biggest flop considering the large transfer fee the club forked out.

Premier League survival and a fresh start at the start of the 2023/24 season could be the making of the Italian striker.