By Daniel Feliciano

16th Apr, 2023 | 6:10pm

Sassuolo CEO admits Gianluca Scamacca could leave West Ham United this summer - Fabrizio Romano

Gianluca Scamacca could leave West Ham this summer and return to Serie A, according to quotes from Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevoli.

The Italian striker joined the Hammers from Sassuolo in a £35m deal last summer but has struggled with injury and form all season, managing just three goals in the Premier League.

But after being ruled out for the rest of the season due to knee surgery this week, Carnevali has revealed that he wouldn’t be surprised to see his former striker return to his homeland at the end of the campaign.

“I would not be surprised if Scamacca returned to Italy next summer,” he told Gazzetta, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano on his personal Twitter account (16 April).


Scamacca was the answer for our goalscoring issues and striker problems in recent years, but it’s been a really tough year.

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West Ham have struggled massively and are in a relegation battle, while Scamacca’s injury problems have seemingly been non-stop.

Yet talk about his future has seemingly never stopped either. There was plenty of interest last summer before he came to the London Stadium, and now there has been talk of AC Milan and Juventus being interested too.

He’s had problems with his agents and switched to a new agency, and while the talk has been that he’s happy at West Ham everything else seems to point to the opposite being true.

There’s no smoke without fire and Carnevali will no doubt be well-informed of the situation considering there is a sell-on clause in the deal with West Ham.

It’s certainly one to watch going forward.