Declan Rice has absolutely raved about his ‘unbelievable’ West Ham United teammate Gianluca Scamacca.

The 23-year-old has now firmly established himself as the Hammers’ number one centre-forward, and he really does look like the real deal.

Scamacca joined West Ham from Italian side Sassuolo in the summer transfer window for around £32 million (talkSPORT).

The Italian has scored six goals in 15 games for the Hammers so far (Transfermarkt).

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It’s his link-up play and technical ability that has really caught the eye though – he’s in a class of his own at the London Stadium.

The West Ham fans have been mightily impressed by the Italy international so far.

And it seems as though his teammates have been as well…

Declan Rice says West Ham teammate is on another level

The Hammers captain is undoubtedly the best player at the London Stadium, so whatever he says has to be taken seriously.

Rice was speaking to talkSPORT, and responded when asked about his initial impressions of Scamacca:

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I can tell you now he’s going to be unbelievable. He‘s going to be really, really special. I’ve played with [Michail] Antonio for so many years and he’s done so many good things for this club. But he was never an out and out striker. He’s been made into a striker whereas Gianluca is the first out and out striker I’ve played with at club level and he’s just on another level.

One thing that David Moyes must ensure is that Scamacca gets enough service, if he is to succeed at the London Stadium.

In addition to that, the West Ham wingers need to operate closer to the 23-year-old, if we are to avoid another Sebastien Haller scenario.

The Italian is obviously an elite centre-forward.

Declan Rice has made it very clear that he thinks his West Ham teammate will reach the very top. And I tend to agree with him.

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