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West Ham come up trumps as Gianluca Scamacca deal is agreed with Sassuolo

Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca

West Ham have reportedly come to a full agreement with Serie A club Sassuolo of the signing of imposing striker Gianluca Scamacca.

Scamacca has been a man in demand for some time, with multiple clubs tracking him. This summer, he has been linked with West Ham, Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Indeed, his top season in front of goal last term gained him a good deal of admiration.

Scamacca bagged 16 goals for Sassuolo in 36 games last season. That haul of goals made him the sixth-highest goalscorer in the Serie A.

Indeed, it makes sense as to why a number of big English clubs wanted to bring him in. Arsenal’s pursuit seemed to fizzle out when they landed Gabriel Jesus. West Ham have remained interested for some time, though.

Their pursuit took a hit of late, when Sassuolo rejected a bid of £34million from the Hammers recently.

They might have turned away at that point, given they also tabled a bid for Armando Broja. However, West Ham have returned for Scamacca, and it seems they have got their man.

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano reports that Sassuolo have accepted a bid rising to £35.7million with add-ons, as well as a 10 per cent sell on clause.

He also reports that Scamacca has agreed to the personal terms offered to him, meaning the transfer will soon go through.

The deal for Broja is reportedly ‘off as of now’, too.

West Ham finally get their striker in Scamacca

The signing of Scamacca has been a long time coming for West Ham. While it might not have been him they were after before this window, David Moyes’ side have been trying to replace Sebastien Haller with another striker for four transfer windows.

Indeed, Michail Antonio has been the only recognised senior striker in the squad during that time. While he has ok, he has not been challenged, and had a couple of droughts last season.

Adding a striker in as form as good as Scamacca is massive for West Ham. They were fighting for a top-four place for much of last season, and could finally break into the Champions League spaces with him in the side.

Moyes will hope his newest addition takes to the Premier League well. At 6ft4in, he could prove a handful for defenders, and should have success in front of goal.