West Ham United man Gianluca Scamacca is reportedly under pressure to perform over next two months or he’ll be sold.
Scamacca, 24, joined West Ham in the summer transfer window from Sassuolo for around £30 million (Independent).
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Unfortunately for the Italy international though, he has found it tough going at the London Stadium with the Hammers.
Not all of his problems are of his own doing though, with David Moyes struggling to find a system that will help the striker flourish.
Scamacca has already been heavily linked with a move back to Italy after rumours surfaced suggesting that he is unhappy in East London, as reported by the likes of Gazzetta dello Sport (print edition March 9th).
However, the Italian recently spoke out to the contrary, suggesting how much he is loving his time with West Ham.
That said, it seems as though Scamacca has a real task on his hands, if he is to remain in East London…
West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca under pressure
The onus is on the Italian to perform and show Moyes and the Hammer owners what he’s capable of achieving between now and the end of the season.
That’s according to football journalist Peter O’Rourke who told Give Me Sport:
“There’s even been rumours of a quick return to Italy for Scamacca. It’s one of those ones, West Ham have had this before where they’ve signed strikers, and it hasn’t worked, and they’ve had to move them on. So, I think Scamacca, if he doesn’t have a big impact in these last couple of months, it could be a short-lived time at West Ham.”
I believe that West Ham will be making a massive mistake if Scamacca is sold in the summer.
It will be a fruitless exercise and he’ll undoubtedly rip it up if he does return to Italy.
However, the 24-year-old will only be a success with the Hammers if David Moyes sets up his team to get the best out of him.
And whether or not that happens remains to be seen.
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