According to reports, Gianluca Scamacca is facing a two-month ultimatum to perform, otherwise he could be sold. The 24-year-old Italian striker joined West Ham from Sassuolo for a transfer fee of approximately £30 million during the summer transfer window, writes the HammerNews. Unfortunately, Scamacca has struggled to find his feet at the London Stadium, although not all of the issues are his fault as David Moyes has yet to find a suitable system to help him thrive.
Speculation has already linked Scamacca with a return to Italy, with rumors suggesting he is unhappy in East London. However, Scamacca has contradicted those reports by stating how much he is enjoying his time at West Ham. Nevertheless, Scamacca faces a significant challenge to prove himself and remain with the club.
According to football journalist Peter O’Rourke, the responsibility lies with Gianluca Scamacca to prove his worth to David Moyes and the West Ham owners in the remaining months of the season. O’Rourke stated in an interview with Give Me Sport that there have been rumors of Scamacca returning to Italy, and West Ham has a history of signing strikers that didn’t work out and having to sell them. Therefore, if Scamacca fails to make a significant impact in the upcoming months, his time at West Ham could be brief.
“There’s even been rumours of a quick return to Italy for Scamacca. It’s one of those ones, West Ham have had this before where they’ve signed strikers, and it hasn’t worked, and they’ve had to move them on. So, I think Scamacca, if he doesn’t have a big impact in these last couple of months, it could be a short-lived time at West Ham.”