Milan enter striker race


AC Milan have entered the striker race for West Ham’s £35m forward Gianluca Scamacca. It was believed that Milan were close to signing Marcus Thuram but it appears they have lost out to Inter.

As a result Milan have turned their attentions to Italian international Scamacca. Roma were believed to be in pole position for the strikers services, so Milan’s interest is welcome.

AC Milan have entered the striker race for Gianluca Scamacca

Milan were keen on securing Thuram, who scored 13 Bundesliga goals during the last campaign. But now they may have to watch him play for their fierce city rivals.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan will target our own Scamacca and Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.

Scamacca has struggled in England following his big-money transfer to the Premier League last summer. The Hammers will consider a sale, but most definitely will not consider a loan. Both Roma and Juventus are thought to have presented West Ham with derisory loan offers.

Scamacca managed only eight goals in 27 appearances. I personally have a lot of sympathy for a player who was clearly unsuited to the tactics utilised by David Moyes. Whoever it was at the club who sanctioned the transfer is hopefully not involved in spending the Declan Rice bounty.

The player is believed to be homesick, and resigned to the fact that he’ll have to leave. His stock remains high in his home country and I’d expect him to repair his reputation quickly.

I’m not quite so confident that West Ham will be able to recoup the majority of the £35m outlay though. If we can anything more than £20m spread over a number of years I’ll be very surprised.

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  • Limey says:

    As disappointing a season as Scamacca had, I still believe he is a £35mil. + player!
    Having to adjust to the speed and physicality of the Prem. was interrupted by injuries, as you opine, he will return to form in Italy.
    Maybe Milan could offer De Ketelaere + a few Euros in exchange ?

  • johnham1 says:

    I really want to give Scamacca another year with us. The simple solution to all this is to sack Moyes and bring in an attacking coach.

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