Italian media make ridiculous Scamacca claim that will confuse West Ham fans


Gianluca Scamacca struggled to show his true ability early in his career with West Ham United.

Hammers boss David Moyes brought the 23-year-old striker to the London Stadium from Sassuolo this summer for around £35.5m including add-ons (Sky Sports).

Scamacca is obviously a huge talent.

Paris Saint-Germain tried to hijack West Ham’s decision to sign him according to Fabrizio Romano.

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This really tells us everything we need to know.

West Ham fans know the deal. We are not putting little pressure on the Italian but we will give him the time he needs to settle in England. As long as he gives 100%, that’s all we ask. It seems Italian media thinks Scamacca is already being written off by some…

West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca compared to Simone Zaza

Italian publication Calcio Mercato bizarrely claimed that some Hammers fans have already written off Scamacca, even comparing him to Simone Zaza.

What a pile of old junk.

No sensible West Ham fan will have compared Scamacca to the flop of the 31-year-old ex-Hammers.

Slaven Bilic brought Zaza to the London Stadium from Juventus in 2016 on a season-long loan. We had an obligation to make him a permanent deal of around £25m, if he played a certain number of games (The Guardian).

The Italian was so poor for West Ham that Bilic didn’t even allow the striker to come close to the number of games needed to make his loan deal permanent.

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Zaza has failed to score or register an assist in 11 appearances for West Ham.

He was nowhere near technically or physically good enough to play Premier League football.

Let’s be clear though, Gianluca Scamacca is on a completely different level to West Ham’s Simone Zaza flop.

We’ve already seen enough of the 6-foot-5 hitman to know he’ll be a good fit for the Hammers.

And the fact that Calcio Mercato is suggesting that some West Ham fans are already comparing Scamacca to Zaza is simply untrue.

The 23-year-old will undoubtedly become a superb signing for West Ham.

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