Director of Football explains why £35 million West Ham transfer was forced on him in the summer transfer window.

Gianluca Scamacca joined the Hammers from Sassuolo in the summer for around £35 million according to Sky Sports.

The Italian striker has made a slow start to life at the London Stadium, with David Moyes opting to ease him into action.

Scamacca will undoubtedly come good, he is a truly elite centre-forward after all.

The Sassuolo Director of Football was forced into the Scamacca West Ham transfer, and we think that we’ll end up being huge winners form that deal.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain allegedly wanted to sign him before he joined West Ham!

Sempre Inter claimed that last year that Inter Milan and Juventus wanted to sign Scamacca as well. It seems as though the riches of the Premier League played a huge role in the Italian moving to London, however…

Director of Football explains why £35 million West Ham transfer was forced on him

Sassuolo would seemingly have preferred to sell Gianluca Scammaca to another Italian club in the summer, as strange as that may sound.

The Serie A side’s Director of Football, Giovanni Carnevali, told Calciomercato how the decision to sell the 23-year-old to West Ham was taken out of his hands:

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For Scamacca, zero offers from Italy. I would have liked to see him again in our league, he is a young man, and he is in the national team. However, the market value was high, and, in our country, the economic situation is difficult. Fortunately, there are Premier League clubs who can afford him. We are satisfied with this transfer.

The money that the Premier League generates in comparison to the likes of Serie A and La Liga is truly astronomical.

The money spent in England during the summer transfer window was evidence of the gulf in financial firepower currently present between the Premier League and those in Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

Premier League clubs spent around £1.9 billion in the summer transfer window, nearly treble the amount spent in Italy and more than three times what was spent in Germany and Spain (ESPN).

That financial muscle enabled West Ham to sign Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo in the summer.

The Sassuolo Director of Football explaining why selling the Italian to the Hammers was forced on him in the summer transfer window is further evidence of just how much pull the Premier League has now.

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