By Saikat Mandal

24th Jul, 2022 | 11:40am

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali confirms Gianluca Scamacca set to join West Ham United

West Ham appear to be close to signing Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca after club CEO Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed that the deal is all but done.

Signing a striker was a priority for David Moyes, and it seems the Hammers are about to land one of the brightest young talents in Italy, after failing to land Armando Broja.

Carnevali has confirmed while speaking to Corriere dello Sport that a deal of around £30.6 million has been agreed, plus £5 million add-ons and a further 10 per cent sell-on clause.

Fabrizio Romano shared the news on Twitter: “Sassuolo CEO Carnevali confirms Gianluca Scamacca deal: “There’s an agreement with West Ham for €36m fee plus €6m add-ons and 10% sell-on clause”, tells Corriere dello Sport.

“I’m sure he will do great things, he’s a huge talent and very good guy”.

Massive

This is going to be a massive signing for the Hammers, and one that looks likely to be completed.

The Hammers tried their level best to sign Chelsea striker Armando Broja but it seems they have given up on him. Scamacca is the one they are going to bring in, and the fans have reasons to rejoice. 

Scamacca is a top-quality talent whose best years are ahead of him. If he can settle down quickly, and get past the initial teething problems, West Ham will have a gem on their hands.

David Moyes has been crying out for a proper striker, and the Hammers failed to sign one in their past three transfer windows. 

It won’t be a big problem to agree to his personal demands, and it seems the deal is all but done. 

It remains to be seen if the Hammers move for another striker in the summer after Scamacca, or look to bolster other areas of the pitch.