According to Corriere Dello Sport, Gianluca Scamacca, the West Ham striker, is eagerly awaiting news regarding a potential transfer to Roma. As relays the WHZ, it appears that Roma is the frontrunner in securing his signature, and manager Jose Mourinho is keen to finalize the deal swiftly in preparation for the upcoming season. Scamacca has already reached a personal agreement and desires to return to his hometown club to play under Mourinho after a challenging season in England.
However, West Ham is seeking an obligation to buy as part of any loan agreement to recoup some of the £30.8 million they invested in Scamacca just last season. This negotiation is causing a delay in the deal. The longer the process takes, the more frustration grows among all parties involved. Scamacca wants to depart, West Ham wants to sell, and Roma wants to acquire him. It is in everyone’s best interest to reach an agreement promptly so that they can focus on other matters.
Nevertheless, West Ham will not agree to a deal that doesn’t align with their interests. The club is not desperate for funds, having received over £100 million for Declan Rice, and they have the right to mitigate their losses on Scamacca.
It is anticipated that the two clubs will eventually reach a deal, with both managers pushing for its completion. A compromise could be reached regarding an option to buy. Scamacca’s limited impact at West Ham, scoring only three goals in 16 league appearances due to injury, may not be indicative of his potential. His performance in Serie A with Sassuolo, scoring 16 goals in 36 games, should provide encouragement to Roma, especially considering that their strikers Tammy Abraham and Andrea Belotti managed just seven goals between them last season.