By Sam Stone

30th Jun, 2023 | 3:40pm

West Ham United want to keep Gianluca Scamacca amid Roma interest

West Ham United have no intention of selling Gianluca Scamacca during the summer transfer window, according to The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg.

It’s believed Roma are interested in signing the 24-year-old Italian after being “rocked” by Tammy Abraham’s serious knee injury (The Guardian, 30 June).

There is hope that the Italian could still become a success in the Premier League with David Moyes being an admirer of his technical ability.


West Ham should be desperately trying to keep hold of the former Sassuolo man.

He’s endured an extremely tough first season by the positive signs are certainly there. He’s fast, good with the ball at his feet and has an excellent shot.

With Michail Antonio now contemplating his future at the London Stadium, an opportunity will arise for Scamacca. There’s a chance – if he can stay fit – of him being the Hammers’ main man next season.

He cost a significant sum of money last summer and the board are right to be reluctant to cash in. If he remains their investment could be vindicated.

Regardless of Scamacca’s situation, another forward will have to arrive during the 2023 summer window. Antonio’s age means he is now well past his best.

The Jamaican is extremely unlikely to rediscover his form from two or three seasons ago. A new talisman is a must for the board and Moyes.