A well recognised football broadcaster says the West Ham owners are about to sign a ‘real treat’ for David Moyes and Hammers fans.
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.
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 this weekend 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.
After a torrid week on and off the pitch for West Ham’s manager the Scamacca news is a welcome boost.
And a football broadcaster says the West Ham owners are about to sign a ‘real treat’ for Moyes and Hammers fans.
Nubaid Haroon is a football expert and broadcaster working for BBC Sport, Sky Sports, EA Sporrs FIFA and the EFL.
Speaking in his Scout List feature, Haroon has been raving about Scamacca and says Moyes and West Ham supporters are in for a treat.
“West Ham fans, you’ve got yourself a treat,” Haroon said on social media.
“Here’s my thoughts on the tattooed starboy Gianluca Scamacca.
“Gianluca Scamacca, the 6ft 5in tattooed giant is getting a lot of attention.
“He scored 16 goals in the league in a pretty average side.
“Although, because of his size, you’d think he’s just good in the air or can poke a ball in at the back post, he’s actually superb technically.
“If you had been watching the UEFA Nations League Italy give the ball to him and then play off him. One, because his hold-up play is superb. But two, his ability to bring players into the game is incredible.
“But he does have the aerial power as well, winning 55% of his aerial duels. He’s more than happy to use his upper body and his arms to keep hold of the ball almost like an old fashioned number nine.
“And his shot map tells you he’s a fox in the box. One of his best traits is that he doesn’t take a long time in the box to shoot. What I mean is he takes a touch and he shoots before a keeper can set or a defender can get in the way, he gets a shot off on goal.
“He’s absolutely superb out of possession as well, he works and works and works. At 23 years old he’s got a big future.”
Haroon’s words will be like food for the soul for West Ham fans having waited so long to see the club sign a new striker.
Michail Antonio has been in woeful form this year and that has continued in pre-season where he has missed a string of one on ones and easy chances.
Moyes likes his players to work hard for the team and it sounds like Scamacca certainly does that – and then some.
Let’s hope we see him holding up that claret and blue shirt very soon.