October 5, 2022

West Ham’s imminent new signing Gianluca Scamacca is ‘hungry’ for achievement and is ‘constructed’ for the Premier League.

talkSPORT has been given an insider view of the Sassuolo striker, who appears set to make the following step of his well-travelled profession – regardless of being solely 23 – by becoming a member of the Hammers.


Scamacca (r) is near becoming a member of West Ham, talkSPORT understands

Scamacca made his senior Italy debut in September 2021


Scamacca made his senior Italy debut in September 2021

West Ham have agreed a £35million deal for Scamacca, with the Italy worldwide flying to east London for his medical.

He’ll be part of David Moyes’ aspect on the again of scoring 16 targets in 36 Serie A appearances final season, in a marketing campaign which noticed him hailed as one of many nation’s high younger attacking abilities.

That breakthrough was a very long time coming, with the boyhood Lazio and Roma participant leaving the capital to hunt extra common soccer within the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, the place he was coached by Manchester United legend and Premier League Golden Boot winner Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Van Nistelrooy has been credited with serving to develop Tottenham’s Heung-min Son into the goalscorer he’s immediately, having helped coach him throughout their spell collectively as teammates at Hamburg.

It seems he had a huge effect on Scamacca too, with the younger Italian boasting most of the attributes that made Van Nistelrooy among the finest centre-forwards in Premier League historical past. 

Standing at 6ft 4in, Scamacca is thought in Italy for his maintain up play however, regardless of his top, nonetheless boasts velocity and agility and is an excellent all-round frontman who scores all kinds of targets.

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Scamacca impressed in Serie A last season with 16 goals – including against the likes of AC Milan, Napoli and Inter Milan


Scamacca impressed in Serie A final season with 16 targets – together with in opposition to the likes of AC Milan, Napoli and Inter Milan

After snubbing curiosity from Paris Saint-Germain, he’s now set to hitch West Ham, the place Italian soccer knowledgeable Daniele Fisichella expects him to take the English high flight by storm.

“They’re getting a really, excellent participant who’s hungry for extra,” he informed talkSPORT’s Switch Euro Specific.

“He’s acquired good method and is strongly constructed. I believe he’s essentially the most Premier League-like participant Serie A has produced in a protracted, lengthy whereas.

“He’s huge. There is just one taller striker in Serie A, and that’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic – after that it’s Scamacca. 

“He’s excellent together with his toes, he scores very acrobatic targets as effectively.

Scamacca is built like a traditional centre-forward


Scamacca is constructed like a standard centre-forward

“This can be a participant who had a alternative whether or not to go to PSG or some other place, however I believe he made the fitting alternative. At PSG he in all probability wouldn’t have performed all of the video games, however at West ham I might think about him to play much more.

“He wants a bit extra worldwide expertise, which West Ham may give him as a result of they play in Europe.

“Throughout his profession he has at all times been eager to show himself. When he was very younger, 16 years outdated, he was enjoying for the youth workforce of Roma, he determined to to migrate and go to the Netherlands to play for the second workforce of PSV, as a result of he wished recreation time.

“He was profitable there. He had an excellent supervisor, a sure Van Nistelrooy – which at all times helps!

Van Nistelrooy was involved in Scamacca’s development as a coach at PSV Eindhoven

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Van Nistelrooy was concerned in Scamacca’s improvement as a coach at PSV Eindhoven

“He additionally had one other spell within the Dutch league with FC Twente, this time enjoying senior soccer, earlier than his return to Italy.

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“I like the very fact he has taken excellent [career] decisions, maybe decisions many gamers wouldn’t have made. Possibly a whole lot of gamers would have most well-liked to remain in Italy, however there weren’t many groups going for him. Maybe AC Milan would have been certainly one of them, however they determined to go for Divock Origi from Liverpool as a substitute.

“So it’s good for Scamacca, and I believe additionally good enterprise for West Ham.”