West Ham are reportedly linked with two Italian forwards from Serie A side Sassuolo, Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca, and the former should be a priority…
According to reports from 90mins, the Hammers are interested in the double signing of Italian duo Raspadori and Scamacca, who have both been attracting interest from other clubs.
Sassuolo scored the 7th highest amount of goals in Serie A last season, despite finishing 11th, and that was largely because of these two strikers.
23-year-old Scamacca, who has featured seven times for the Italian national team, scored 16 goals in 36 league appearances last term – finishing sixth in the golden boot rankings.
His teammate, 22-year-old Raspadori, also impressed during 2021/22, scoring 10 goals and producing six assists, and is also an Italian international with 13 caps and three goals to his name.
The Hammers are on the right track in the transfer window by identifying these two forwards as targets, but Raspadori in particular would be an excellent addition to the squad.
The prolific, young striker has burst onto the scene over the past couple of years, and is a better, all-round forward than his counterpart Scamacca.
He adds good pace and agility, aggressive finishing and impressive passing to the side, which are definitely traits that could benefit David Moyes’ squad next season.
The Italy international is also beginning to play a large role under Roberto Mancini in the national team set-up, the team that won the European Championship in 2021, highlighting what he is capable of going forward.
23-year-old Scamacca would also be a good addition to the side, but is a more one-dimensional forward in comparison to Raspadori.
If either of the two strikers arrive at the London Stadium this summer, then the squad will be much better off going into the 2022/23 season.
Both can offer Moyes a high work-rate and goals next season, but if the Hammers had to focus on one then Raspadori would be the better alternative for this window.