Report: West Ham star now expected to leave as Moyes decision made

According to The Times, Gianluca Scamacca is now expected to depart from West Ham this summer and return to Italy after just one season, relays the WHZ.

The striker joined the club from Sassuolo for £35.5 million a year ago but struggled to make an impact, scoring only three goals in the Premier League and a total of eight in all competitions. Speculation linking him with a move back to Serie A has been ongoing for months, as it is believed that he doesn’t suit David Moyes’ style of play at West Ham.

Additionally, Scamacca’s season was cut short by a knee injury. With Moyes set to continue as manager following their triumph in the Europa Conference League, it appears that Scamacca’s departure is inevitable, fulfilling the fears of West Ham fans who had concerns about the hefty price tag associated with the striker.

Unless he experiences a renaissance in Italy and returns to the London Stadium with a revitalized performance after a season away, the 24-year-old is poised to join Sebastien Haller as expensive forwards who never quite fit in with the club. West Ham now faces the decision of whether to envision a long-term future for the Italian international, possibly through a loan arrangement, or to sever ties as soon as possible and maximize their potential returns through a direct sale.

Considering his age and reputation, it would be disappointing to see Scamacca’s West Ham career come to an end so abruptly. However, if Moyes is set to stay for the long haul, it seems unlikely that Scamacca would suddenly thrive within the manager’s system. Should he be absent from the team in the upcoming season, whether temporarily or permanently, West Ham will need to break their pattern of missed opportunities in striker signings during this transfer window.