Gianluca Scamacca had ‘instant understanding’ with David Moyes as he discusses West Ham move


ianluca Scamacca has revealed talks with David Moyes proved crucial in his decision to join West Ham.

The striker’s £30.5m transfer from Sassuolo was confirmed on Tuesday night as Moyes finally secured the forward-area addition to provide competition for Michail Antonio he clamored for in the recent transfer windows.

Scamacca scored 16 Serie A goals last season, a tally which resulted in a first international appearance for Italy, and the six-foot-five striker is hoping to carry that form to the Premier League.

Speaking after the move was made official, the 23-year-old revealed his enthusiasm for the chance to play in England and his belief that West Ham will prove to be a perfect match for him.

“I’m really delighted to join West Ham,” said Scamacca.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time – it was a dream to play in the Premier League.

“I feel like West Ham are the perfect team for me. They showed they really wanted me and when I spoke to the manager there was an instant understanding.

“I can’t wait to play and show the fans what I can do in the West Ham shirt – hopefully we like each other.”

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