A ‘top source’ inside West Ham United has delivered exciting news from Rush Green after a recent David Moyes blow.
Things just haven’t fallen into place for Moyes and West Ham so far this season.
The Scot was happy with an unprecedented summer transfer spend topping £170m on eight signings.
But by the same token Moyes admitted he probably needed more signings at the club given the huge overhaul he is currently overseeing after a raft of departures and arrivals.
His first signing of the summer and a key part of the new-look West Ham jigsaw was £30m Nayef Aguerd.
But the Moroccan was cruelly ruled out for three months through injury in just his second Hammers appearance during pre-season.
Aguerd is not expected back until the end of October and – given the World Cup break is on November 13th – will likely not be seen in the first team until the Premier League resumes after Christmas.
Another new recruit has also seen the start of his West Ham career frustratingly interrupted.
West Ham fans had to wait 18 months for Moyes to sign a new striker and he finally managed it by sealing the capture of £35m Italy forward Gianluca Scamacca.
He has impressed Hammers fans already with two goals on his first two starts against Viborg to help West Ham make the Europa Conference League group stages.
A promising first domestic start followed in West Ham’s only Premier League win of the campaign so far at Aston Villa.
But Scamacca has been laid low by illness ever since.
Moyes lifted the lid on what had happened to Scamacca’s gums and throat as antibiotics failed to clear the virus as quickly as West Ham had hoped.
And the 23-year-old missed big games against Spurs and Chelsea as a result.
But now a ‘top source’ inside West Ham has delivered exciting news from Rush Green after the recent Moyes blow.
According to Claret and Hugh, a ‘top West Ham inside source’ says Scamacca is on the mend and could be involved against FCSB and/or Newcastle this week.
“He last played for the club in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa and a top source has now told C&H that the Italian is recovering and is likely to be available for selection soon,” the West Ham insider told Claret and Hugh.
“It remains to be seen if David Moyes will throw him back in against FCSB in the first game of the Europa Conference League group stages, but he is likely to be back in the squad; he could also play against Newcastle on Sunday.”