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West Ham have missed a big Giacomo Raspadori trick after blossoming partnership with Gianluca Scamacca


West Ham have missed a big Giacomo Raspadori trick after blossoming partnership with Gianluca Scamacca

West Ham United missed a real trick by not signing Giacomo Raspadori as well as Gianluca Scamacca in the summer transfer window.

Although it’s still early days, David Moyes has struggled to get the best out of Scamacca so far, after bringing him to the London Stadium for around £35.5 million in the summer transfer window.

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He is clearly a very good player though, and we strongly believe that he will come good. We just believe that Moyes could have made another signing that would really have got the best out of the Italian though.

West Ham were allegedly prepared to pay around £26 million to sign Giacomo Raspadori from Scamacca’s old club Sassuolo in the summer.

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The 22-year-old ended up joining Napoli on a season-long loan though. The Italians have the option to make that loan deal a permanent one for around €30 million (£26 million) next summer according to Football Italia.

And we can’t help but feel like West Ham have missed a big trick here…

Giacomo Raspadori could have got the best out of Gianluca Scamacca

The two Italy internationals formed a brilliant partnership for Sassuolo last season.

Raspadori bagged 10 goals and six assists in 36 Serie A appearances last season (Transfermarkt) whilst Scamacca racked up 16 goals in the same amount of games (Transfermarkt).

The two players dove-tailed really well for Sassuolo last season and have done the same for Italy, especially the other night against England in the Nation’s League.

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During the early days of Scamacca’s career at the London Stadium, he seems to be somewhat isolated through the middle.

It’s up to David Moyes to get the absolute best out of the 23-year-old striker.

The Scot could have made things so much easier for Gianluca Scamacca, had he signed Giacomo Raspadori in the summer transfer window as well though.

Napoli will now surely sign the 22-year-old in the summer so a reunion between the two Italy internationals at club level will not be possible next summer.

And the West Ham manager may well now regret not bringing Raspadori to the London Stadium.

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