According to journalist Pete O’Rourke speaking to GIVEMESPORT, West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca have failed to meet expectations at the London Stadium so far this season.
The duo were expected to make a bigger impact for David Moyes’ side. Paqueta, who was signed from Lyon for a club-record fee of £51m last summer, generated great excitement among West Ham fans.
However, the attacking midfielder has had a limited impact, and journalist Ryan Taylor from the Daily Express told GMS that he is unsure whether the 25-year-old is a good fit for the east London team. West Ham also brought in Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo, in a deal that could eventually be worth £35.5m, but the striker has found it challenging to adapt to the Premier League.
O’Rourke believes that it will be “interesting” to see whether the duo’s future lies at the London Stadium after a disappointing start to their time at the club.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT (about Paqueta and Scamacca): “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens with both of these players.
“They were big-money signings but haven’t really hit the grade or lived up to expectations at West Ham so far.
“I would probably say Paqueta has had more impact than Scamacca.
“Scamacca was brought in to try and solve West Ham’s goalscoring problems, but it hasn’t really worked out for him.
“I think the recent public criticism from David Moyes about Scamacca not being up to scratch with some of his stats and physicality of coping with the Premier League was quite pointed.”