A BBC journalist has warned West Ham United over the Gianluca Scamacca deal with personal terms claim as excitement builds.
Reports have been gathering pace that West Ham are set to seal a blockbuster deal to sign Scamacca from Sassuolo.
Powerful striker Scamacca has been one of West Ham’s prime targets this summer.
After a torrid week on and off the pitch for David Moyes there was some good news from Italy on Friday regarding West Ham’s move for Scamacca.
Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has been right across the Scamacca latest as West Ham renewed their efforts to sign the 6ft 5in 23-year-old this week.
And yesterday he claimed the striker will arrive at West Ham on Monday or Tuesday, presumably to meet Moyes, see the facilities and stadium and – if all goes well – undergo a medical.
It would bring to an end Moyes’ long search for a new striker which has stretched back over three transfer windows and 18 months.
But West Ham fans hailing the imminent arrival of Scamacca should not jump the gun just yet.
That’s according to football writer Simon Stone.
BBC journalist warns West Ham over Gianluca Scamacca deal with personal terms claim
The BBC journalist has warned West Ham over the Scamacca deal with a claim about personal terms.
“Gianluca Scamacca fee agreed with West Ham, £30.5m plus add-ons,” Stone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.
“Personal terms still to be agreed.
“Would end Broja interest.”
As West Ham fans have seen plenty of times down the years – most recently with Jesse Lingard and Arnaut Danjuma – personal terms are one of the biggest deciding factors in any transfer deal.
The player will have to be happy with the terms and the fact they have not been agreed means nothing should be taken for granted just yet.
In reality, though, they shouldn’t be a problem as West Ham’s finances will dwarf those on offer at Sassuolo.
If the player or his representatives believe they might get better elsewhere, though, there is always a chance it could complicate things.
Let’s hope nothing changes over the weekend and the “new Zlatan” is tied down to a long-term deal next week.
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