West Ham is prepared to allow Gianluca Scamacca to depart this summer, with Roma emerging as the most likely destination, writes the Daily Mail. However, rather than sending the striker out on loan, West Ham intends to sell him outright.
Scamacca joined West Ham last summer in a £35.5 million deal. The Italian forward has recently changed representation, signing with CAA Stellar, following a season hampered by injuries. While both Milan clubs have been linked with the talented goal scorer, Roma has expressed interest in securing his services on loan with an option to buy. Negotiations between the respective representatives are expected to continue later this week.
West Ham’s objective is to recoup as much of the original fee as possible, as they previously incurred a substantial loss on Sebastien Haller, the £45 million striker they sold to Ajax for £20 million after just a year and a half. Proceeds from Scamacca’s sale would be allocated to David Moyes, who requires reinforcements in the attacking department this summer.
There have been rumors of a potential swap deal involving Rick Karsdorp, the Netherlands right-back who previously had a falling out with Roma manager Jose Mourinho. Scamacca, who was in Prague last week to receive a Europa Conference League medal, is currently on holiday but has been sharing pictures on social media to show his fitness regime. Throughout the 2022-23 season, he notched three goals in the Premier League and five in the Conference League.