By Daniel Feliciano

26th Jul, 2022 | 1:31pm

Gianluca Scamacca completes West Ham United medical, pen to paper this afternoon - Fabrizio Romano

Gianluca Scamacca has completed his medical to sign for West Ham and will sign his contract this afternoon, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian striker flew to London on Monday night ahead of his £35.5m deal from Sassuolo to undergo a medical, which he has now completed ahead of putting pen to paper on a contract.

The 23-year-old will sign a five year contract until 2027 with the option of another year included [Sky Sports], with the Hammers paying an initial £30.5m fee to the Serie A club.

Romano says there are just final steps to go before the deal is made official, with the club then set to move on to completing a deal for Filip Kostic.

West Ham have already had a £10m bid accepted for the Bundesliga left wing-back, but the player is deciding on whether to make the move or stay put and play Champions League football in the 2022/23 season.

Massive

Scamacca represents a huge statement signing for the Hammers after two and a half years without having a natural striker in their first-team squad.

MIchail Antonio has done an exceptional job since being given the number nine role under David Moyes, but he has had fitness issues in recent years and has often gone on barren runs in front of goal too.

His overall play has been great, but Scamacca will be able to come in and provide a more natural option in the position which will ease the burden on Antonio and Jarrod Bowen to lead the line.

With experience for the Italian national team he has proven that he is capable of playing at a high level, while his age means he’s likely to continue to improve during his time at the London Stadium.

Beating off competition from the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain is huge too and now the hope is that he hits the ground running to help the team improve.