WEST HAM have completed their £30.5million swoop for Gianluca Scamacca.
The 6ft 5in Italy international, 23, has signed a five-year deal at the London Stadium.
Gianluca Scamacca has completed his £30.5m move from Sassuolo to West HamCredit: West Ham United FC
Gianluca Scamacca has signed a five-year deal at West Ham to help ease their striker crisisCredit: West Ham United FC
His arrival will come as a huge relief to fans, with the club relying solely on Michail Antonio ever since the club sold Sebastien Haller 18 months ago.
West Ham confirmed the transfer on Twitter with a brilliant video done in the style of iconic Channel 4 show Football Italia.
They captioned the clip: “All the way from Rome, Italy… welcome to West Ham United, Gianluca Scamacca!”
And Scamacca quickly told the Hammers’ website he was fulfilling a lifelong dream in joining the Premier League side.
Scamacca revealed: “I am really excited to join West Ham.
“I’ve waited a long time for this moment – it’s been a dream to play in the Premier League.
“I feel like West Ham is 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 supporters what I can do in the West Ham shirt – I hope we will love each other.”
Hammers boss David Moyes added his joy at completing the deal without a hitch.
The Scot said: “We’ve been looking to add more strength to our attacking options for a while, so we’re delighted to have got Gianluca in.
“He comes really well recommended – and we’re looking forward to working with him.
“He’s a young centre-forward with a really bright future ahead of him.”
Scamacca is tipped to become the future of Italian football as has won seven caps for his country.
He becomes West Ham’s fourth signing of the summer, following Morocco centre-back Nayef Aguerd, France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and midfielder Flynn Downes to East London.
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