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Watch out Mikey -Scamacca will fit right in

By Dave Langton

The Hammers are closing in on the signing of Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo and he looks set to fit right in at the London Stadium.

The club have a terrible track record when it comes to buying strikers but it looks like Scamacca knows exactly what will be required for him to be a hit in David Moyes’ side.

During his time with Sassuolo, he has routinely played as the lone striker in either a 4-2-3-1 formation or a 4-3-3. He scores goals either way.

Last season, he netted 16 times and the firebrand forward also picked up a total of seven yellow cards. He throws himself in at the deep end throughout every game he plays, and is clearly incredibly passionate about winning football matches.

He is already an Italy international, with seven caps to his name, and this is not a player who has previously thrived in a two-man strike partnership, as Seb Haller did at Eintracht Frankfurt before flopping in claret and blue.

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Boss David Moyes has clearly identified Scamacca as a player who can come in and hit the ground running.

It feels very likely that, because of the investment, he will be playing regularly, with Mikey Antonio potentially dropping into the back-up role.

But one thing seems certain: Scamacca is coming to score goals.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Watch out Mikey -Scamacca will fit right in

  1. If we get this over the line, Scamacca does look like a good fit in a Moyes team, works hard with and without the ball, unlike Mikey he has an excellent first touch so he should be better at bringing in his team mates and holding the ball up, even better we play Mikey on the left side of midfield and Scamacca up front so we have a triple threat of difficult forwards two of which are a real nightmare to defend against. If somehow we manage to get Zielinski or better Fabian Ruiz we have players that can open up defences through the middle as well as out wide.

  2. Agreed, not the end for Mikey just a redeployment. Left wing suits him. Or impact sub. Who wants to play a fresh beast after 70 mins?! Just hope Scamacca works out for a change. Please please please!!!

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