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Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has embarrassed West Ham manager David Moyes with handling of £63 million star


Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has embarrassed West Ham manager David Moyes with handling of £63 million star

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is proving West Ham boss David Moyes wrong with his handling of new signing Alexander Isak.

Newcastle signed Isak from Real Sociedad in the summer for around £63 million (Sky Sports) whilst West Ham paid roughly £35 million to bring Scamacca to the London Stadium from Sassuolo (Sky Sports).

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The 22-year-old Swedish ace and the 23-year-old Italian star have experienced contrasting fortunes since moving to the Premier League though.

Both forwards are actually very similar in playing style.

Isak stands at 6ft 4in tall whilst Scamacca is 6ft 5in and both players are very technically gifted. The West Ham ace is one year older than the Newcastle star and both came to the Premier League from so-called inferior leagues (La Liga and Serie A).

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One is flourishing in England whilst one is struggling, however. And we believe there is a very simple reason for that…

West Ham manager David Moyes needs to follow Newcastle lead with Scamacca

The Scot has continually highlighted how he needs to ease the Italian into action.

We have extensively covered how this is an old-fashioned method that just has no place in the modern game anymore – especially when strikers are concerned.

Centre-forwards thrive on their stats, and at the moment, Scamacca’s Premier League record reads as five games and zero goals. It must be so hard for the Italian though.

Moyes is giving him 20 minutes action here and there – just 167 in total in the Premier League. How on earth is he expected to get any kind of rhythm going?

Meanwhile, Newcastle manager Eddie Howe threw Isak in from the start. The Swede has bagged two goals in three Premier League outings thus far and has already played 244 minutes!

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There are plenty more examples of throwing forwards signed from abroad straight into action in the Premier League as well – Manchester City star Erling Haaland and Tottenham ace Dejan Kulusevski in January.

Isak is the most poignant comparison to make, however, due to his similarities with Scamacca.

It’s really frustrating to see Howe giving Isak the best platform needed to succeed whilst Scamacca almost seems handcuffed at the London Stadium.

If Moyes is to get the best out of the Italian, he needs to give him 10 games or so in a row to prove his worth. If he struggles, then the Scot can drop him down to the bench. The best time to bring new signings into action is as soon as they’re signed, when they’re buzzing after a club has spent big money on them.

West Ham manager Moyes has got it totally wrong with Scamacca and he needs to look at the way Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has handled Isak for inspiration.

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