West Ham set £34m price tag on Scamacca amid AC Milan interest
West Ham have placed a £34million price tag on Gianluca Scamacca amid interest from both AC Milan and Roma, and are not open to a loan move, according to Italian news outlet TuttoSport.
This news comes amongst plenty of speculation around the future of West Ham’s Italian forward, who the club are looking to sell in this transfer window after a disappointing season in East London. He joined the Hammers for £32 million last summer, a figure which matches what West Ham are now reportedly asking for to let him go.
West Ham are keen to sell the forward, in an attempt to make some money back on a player who scored just three goals in sixteen league appearances in his first season, which was blighted by injury issues.
The report goes on to suggest that Scamacca would prefer a move to his home city of Rome and that the Giallorossi would take priority if they were to make a move.
Lower the price tag if you want to sell
If West Ham do want to sell Scamacca this summer, that price tag needs to drop. They are understandably keen to make back the money they forked out to bring him in last season, but after a poor campaign and a number of injury issues, it is unrealistic to expect the full amount back.
Not being open to a loan move may put any deal at risk, as it has been reported elsewhere that both Milan and Roma are keen to bring him in on loan with the option to make it permanent in the future.
The Italian is clearly a talented striker, which is the reason Moyes was keen to bring him to East London in the first place, but with the club now keen to sell, and a host of Italian clubs showing their interest, it’s time to let him go.
Italian clubs are well-reported to lack the type of funds Premier League sides can spend on transfers, so any deal is likely to be a way off the £34 million tag West Ham have given him.
In other West Ham news, a delay has emerged in Arsenal’s bid to sign Declan Rice.