West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca is being lined up as a potential replacement for Victor Osimhen at Napoli.

Victor Osimhen of Napoli is widely considered to be one of the most lethal marksmen on the planet, whilst Gianluca Scamacca has struggled to establish himself at West Ham United.

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West Ham boss David Moyes brought the 24-year-old striker to the London Stadium from Sassuolo back in the summer transfer window for around £35 million (Sky Sports).

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However, the 11-capped Italy international has really struggled to establish himself with the Hammers, and has found the pace and intensity of the Premier League difficult to adjust to.

It would not surprise me one little bit if Scamacca was moved on in the summer, especially if Moyes is still in charge fo West Ham.

And it seems as though one club in particular are eyeing up a move to sign the 6ft 5in marksman…

Napoli want West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca as Victor Osimhen replacement

According to Give Me Sport, Napoli have their eye on the 24-year-old Hammers hitman and could make a move to sign him should Osimhen be sold this summer.

Napoli are allegedly looking for around €120-140 million (£105-123 million) for the 24-year-old Nigeria international (Area Napoli).

The Hammers should do everything we can to resist Napoli’s overtures, should they come in for the ex-Sassuolo ace this summer in my opinion.

Scamacca, who earns £90k-a-week at West Ham (Capology), is a world-class striker in the making as far as I’m concerned.

Sure, he has struggled to adapt to life at West Ham but I put 70/80% of the blame at Moyes’s feet.

The Scot just doesn’t set up his team in order to get the best out of Scamacca and his mismanagement of the Italian has been truly shocking.

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He didn’t play him from the start when he first moved to the London Stadium, instead choosing to give him 15 minutes or so here and there. That made it really hard for the striker to get off to a flying start.

Forwards thrive off of goals and stats. Scamacca just never had the chance to hit the ground running with West Ham.

If Osimhen does leave Napoli this summer, it would be no surprise at all to see the Italy international swap East London for Naples.

And if Gianluca Scamacca does leave West Ham, it will undoubtedly end up looking like a terrible move from the Hammers.


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