West Ham United summer signing Gianluca Scamacca could exit the London Stadium in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell, writes the FTT.
Since arriving in east London from Sassuolo for a fee of £35.5m in July, Scamacca has flattered to deceive, registering just two Premier League goals in 13 outings.
With the Italian striker failing to hit the ground running for the Hammers, a new update has emerged indicating that he could make a return to his home country, in light of recent links to Napoli.
Owing to the 6 foot 5 forward’s performances in Serie A last season, coupled with his disappointing start with West Ham, Campbell believes there is a possibility he may leave in the upcoming window, telling Football Insider:
“It’s only his first season – I don’t know what people expect.
“But I’m not surprised to see clubs in Serie A looking at him. He’s an international, did well in Italy last season.
“He’s not fully integrated into that West Ham system yet, and he has looked a bit isolated at times.
“If the likes of Napoli test the water, come in with a bid – you just never know.
“It could always happen – but I don’t think West Ham will have any regrets about signing him.”
As highlighted by the former Everton striker, it is only the £71k-per-week earner’s first season in English football, so it would be way too premature to part with him at this stage.
Not only that, but he has shown some promising signs in European competition, registering four goals in seven UEFA Europa Conference League games, including the qualifiers, more akin to his stellar record of 16 in 36 Serie A games last term.
Hailed as a “complete” player by former Italy Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio, the marksman could begin to flourish upon the return of playmaker Lucas Paqueta, who was missing with a shoulder injury just before the World Cup break, and Moyes should at least give this partnership time to blossom before he makes any hasty decisions.